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Table 5 Intention to emigrate after graduation and commonly cited destination countries among AAU medical students by gender

From: Attitudes of undergraduate medical students of Addis Ababa University towards medical practice and migration, Ethiopia

  Gender Total, n (%) p-value
  Male, n (%) Female, n (%)   
Preferred to emigrate and work abroad after graduation (n = 600)     
 Yes 229 (56.5) 90 (46.2) 319 (53.2) 0.017
 No 176 (43.5) 105 (53.8) 281 (46.8)  
Total, N (%) 405 (67.5) 195 (32.5) 600 (100)  
Commonly cited countries where to emigrate after graduation (n = 319)     
 United States of America 102 (44.2) 33 (37.5) 135 (42.3) 0.282
 European countries 38 (16.5) 9 (10.2) 47 (14.7) 0.161
 Canada 12 (5.2) 4 (4.5) 16 (5.0) 0.961
 Botswana 5 (2.2) 1 (1.1) 6 (1.9) 0.886
 Any country that pays better 10 (4.3) 9 (10.2) 19 (6.0) 0.047
 Any country other than Ethiopia 6 (2.6) 3 (3.4) 9 (2.8) 0.989
 Other countries 22 (9.5) 8 (9.1) 30 (9.4) 0.906
 Not yet decided 36 (15.6) 21 (23.9) 57 (17.9) 0.084
Total, N (%) 231 (72.4) 88 (27.6) 319 (100)  
  1. Note: P-values in bold are statistically significant (p < 0.05).
  2. Source: A survey conducted in June 2009 among 600 Addis Ababa University medical students in Ethiopia.