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Table 1 Characteristics participants (N = 82)

From: Training needs for research in health inequities among health and demographic researchers from eight African and Asian countries

Characteristic N %
Organisation African INDEPTH HDSS* 54 66
  Asian INDEPTH HDSS/University** 28 44
Function Manager/Administrator 11 13
  Researcher 56 69
  Research assistant 4 5
  Lab worker 0 0
  Other 5 6
  Did not respond 8 9
Working years Less than 2 years 0 0
  2-5 years 21 26
  5 years or longer 53 65
  Did not respond 8 9
Educational background Medicine 19 23
  Nursing 1 1
  Social sciences 11 13
  Economics 2 2
  Agricultural sciences 1 1
  Demography 12 15
  Computer sciences or mathematics 12 15
  Other 16 20
  did not respond 8 9
Educational level MD 5 6
  DSc/PhD 22 27
  Masters level 39 48
  Bachelors degree 7 9
  College or vocational degree 1 1
  did not respond 8 9
Is employer interested in SDH? Yes 61 74
  No 0 0
  Not sure 12 15
  Not applicable 1 1
  did not respond 8 9
Age 18-30 years 13 16
  31-50 years 52 63
  51 years or older 9 11
  did not respond 8 9
Gender Male 51 62
  Female 31 38
  1. *Agincourt, Digkale, Africa Centre, Ifakara, Rufiji, Magu, Nairobi, Kilifi, Kisumu, Mbita, Navrongo, Dodowa, Kintampo.
  2. **Vadu, Ballabargh, Matlab, Purworejo, Filabavi, Chililab, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia.