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Table 1 Profile of 2015 Final Year Students (N = 142) in Study Sample at the NRMSM

From: Towards a culturally competent health professional: a South African case study

Grouping variable N = 142 Percentage
Home Country
South Africa 135 95.1
Botswana 6 4.2
Rwanda 1 0.7
Home Province (n = 135, non-SA = 7)
KZN 114 84.4
Gauteng 4 3.0
Eastern Cape 2 1.5
Mpumalanga 6 4.4
Limpopo
North West
7
2
5.2
1.5
Age
21–24 years 97 66.2
25–29 years 40 28.2
30 years + 7 4.9
Not specified 1 0.7
Gender
Male 55 38.7
Female 87 61.3
Ethnicity
SA African 58 40.8
SA Asian or Indian 62 43.7
SA Coloured 3 2.1
SA White 9 6.3
(SA) Chinese 1 0.7
Botswanan 6 4.2
Rwandan 1 0.7
Do not wish to say 2 1.4
Religion
Christianity 85 59.9
Islam 18 12.7
Hinduism 37 26.1
Traditional African Religions 0 0
Judaism 0 0
Buddhism 0 0
None 2 1.4
Do not wish to say 0 0
Home Language (alphabetically for 11 SA languages,
then 2 foreign languages)
Afrikaans 1 0.7
English 79 55.6
IsiNdebele 1 0.7
IsiXhosa 1 0.7
IsiZulu 39 27.5
Sepedi 3 2.1
Sesotho 1 0.7
Setswana 7 4.9
SiSwati 2 1.4
Tshivenda 4 2.8
Xitsonga 2 1.4
Ikalanga 1 0.7
Kinyarwanda 1 0.7
Language of Learning/Teaching (at school)
English 139 97.9
IsiZulu 2 1.4
Sesotho 1 0.7
Number of Languages Spoken
Monolingual (English only) 52 36.6
Bilingual 62 43.7
Multilingual (three or more) 28 19.7
  1. (Note: Percentage figures may not add up to 100% due to rounding)