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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of respondents to a survey of pre-final and final-year students in five Lebanese Medical Schools in 2005 (N = 425; response rate 74%)

From: Post-graduation migration intentions of students of Lebanese medical schools: a survey study

Age (years) *   Mean = 23.8; SD = 1.4
   n (%)
Sex † Female 174 (40.9)
Marital Status ‡ Single 410 (96.5)
  Married 6 (1.4)
  Divorced 3 (0.7)
  Widow 0 (0)
Socio-economic status § Lower 7 (1.6)
  Lower middle 101 (23.8)
  Upper middle 238 (56.0)
  Upper 17 (4.0)
Lebanese citizenship ¶ Yes 401 (94.4)
Additional citizenship ** Yes 72 (16.9%)
     Canadian 16 (22.2%)
     French 10 (13.9%)
     US 18 (25%)
     Other 28 (38.9%)
Medical school American University of Beirut 134 (31.5)
  Beirut Arab University 51 (12.0)
  Lebanese University 113 (26.6)
  Université Saint Joseph 61 (14.4)
  University of Balamand 66 (15.5)
Year of medical school †† Pre-final year 215 (50.6)
  Final year 207 (48.7)
Reported overall ranking in school ‡‡ Top 1/3 179 (42.1)
  Middle 1/3 193 (46.2)
  Bottom 1/3 46 (11.0)
Planned residency type§§ None (general practice) 6 (1.4)
  Surgical 137 (32.2)
  Medical 241 (56.7)
  Other 36 (8.5)
  1. * missing n = 2;
  2. † missing n = 3;
  3. ‡ missing n = 6;
  4. § missing n = 62;
  5. ¶ missing n = 3;
  6. ** missing n = 15;
  7. †† missing n = 3;
  8. ‡‡ missing n = 7;
  9. §§ missing n = 5;