Bulletin of the World Health Organization

Policy interventions that attract nurses to rural areas: a multicountry discrete choice experiment

D Blaauw, E Erasmus, N Pagaiya, V Tangcharoensathein, K Mullei, S Mudhune, C Goodman, M English & M Lagarde

Volume 88, Number 5, May 2010, 350-356

Table 4. Demographic characteristics of respondents in discrete choice experiment for assessing the effectiveness of policies to attract nurses to rural areas in Kenya, South Africa and Thailand, 2006

Variable Kenya South Africa Thailand
n 345 377 342
Sex
Males (%) 31.9 14.3 4.7
Females (%) 68.1 85.7 95.3
Mean age (years) 31.0 31.5 22.6
Marital status
Single (%) 54.8 65.9 100.0
Married (%) 41.7 30.4 0.0
Divorced/Widowed (%) 3.5 3.7 0.0
Any children (%) 51.3 61.0 0.0
Born in rural area (%) 66.1 46.7 83.0
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