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Table 3 Characteristics of Danish PhD graduates according to future research activity vs. inactivity

From: Low immediate scientific yield of the PhD among medical doctors

  Continued active Inactive
N, % of total population 282 (10.5 %) 2404 (89.5 %)
Female gender, N (%) 118 (41.8 %) 1306 (54.4 %)
Median age, years (IQR) 34 (32–37) 35 (32–38)
PhD specialty, %
 Medicine 88.3 % 87.2 %
 Surgery 11.7 % 12.8 %
University,%
 Copenhagen 36.5 % 48.0 %
 Southern Denmark 9.2 % 10.6 %
 Aarhus 54.3 % 41.4 %