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Table 2 Correlates of physician migration from African countries

From: The metrics and correlates of physician migration from Africa

Variable Total number of African physician émigrés p value Emigration fraction p value Physician migration density p value
Health-workforce       
Current physician density 0.353 0.010 -0.352 0.010 0.694 <0.001
Current nurse density 0.222 0.111 -0.173 0.216 0.601 <0.001
Medical school density -0.086 0.609 -0.106 0.527 0.401 0.011
Health status       
Infant mortality rate -0.213 0.125 0.152 0.279 -0.654 <0.001
Under-five mortality rate -0.247 0.074 0.136 0.333 -0.676 <0.001
Healthy life expectancy at birth 0.285 0.039 -0.127 0.366 0.632 <0.001
Health system spending       
Total health spending 0.189 0.180 -0.072 0.612 0.583 <0.001
Share of health spending from external resources -0.461 0.001 0.289 0.038 -0.385 0.005
Economic and social development       
Gross national income per capita 0.140 0.352 -0.144 0.338 0.534 <0.001
Poverty -0.477 0.006 0.244 0.178 -0.472 0.006
Female literacy 0.298 0.047 0.280 0.062 0.576 <0.001
Human development index 0.180 0.207 0.063 0.663 0.703 <0.001