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Table 1 Demographic and educational characteristics of physicians registered with the two orders of physicians in Lebanon as of 2007; N = 10,918.

From: Did the post war repatriation of Lebanese physicians drive recent Lebanese medical graduates to emigrate? An observational study

Age (mean; SD) 46.6 10.8
Sex* n %
Female 2113 19.6%
Year of medical school graduation  
Before 1970 604 5.5%
1970 – 1979 1527 14.0%
1980 – 1989 3476 31.8%
1990 – 1999 3604 33.0%
After 1999 1079 9.9%
Region of medical school  
Lebanon 3979 36.4%
Eastern Europe 3345 30.6%
Western Europe 1758 16.1%
Northern Africa 710 6.5%
Other 772 7.1%
Year of completion of specialty training§   
Before 1970 293 3.8%
1970 – 1979 730 9.4%
1980 – 1989 1948 25.0%
1990 – 1999 3257 41.8%
After 1999 1549 19.9%
Region of specialty training¶   
Western Europe 2477 31.8%
Eastern Europe 2212 28.4%
Lebanon 2008 25.7%
Northern America 617 7.9%
Other 1034 5.4%
Type of specialty training   
General practice (no specialty training) 3119 28.6%
Primary care specialty 2268 20.8%
Medical specialty 1883 17.2%
Surgical specialty 2438 22.3%
Other 1210 11.1%
  1. * Data missing for n = 124 (1.1%)
  2. † Data missing for n = 628 (5.8%)
  3. ‡ Data missing for n = 354 (3.2%)
  4. §Data missing for n = 22 (0.3%); excluding physicians reporting general practice
  5. ¶Data missing for n = 68 (n = 0.9%); excluding physicians reporting general practice