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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample (n = 374)

From: Why do doctors emigrate from Sri Lanka? A survey of medical undergraduates and new graduates

Category Number/mean ± SD Percentage
Gender
Male 163 43.6
Female 211 56.4
Age (in years) 23.35 ± 1.97 (range 20–28)  
Year of study
First year 162 43.3
Fourth year 159 42.5
Pre-intern 53 14.2
Ethnicity
Sinhala 317 84.8
Tamil 43 11.5
Muslim 12 3.2
Other 1 0.3
District of residence
Within Colombo 141 37.7
Outside Colombo 233 62.3
Family income (in rupees, 100 rupees approximates 1 USD)
<20,000 48 19.3
20,001 – 40,000 91 43.6
40,001 – 100,000 156 41.7
>100,000 55 14.7
Not answered 24 6.4
Having own income
Yes 47 12.6
No 204 54.5
Not answered 123 32.8