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Table 1 Demographics of 2015/2016 Ghanaian Optometry Students

From: Factors influencing the decision of GHANAIAN optometry students to practice in rural areas after graduation

Characteristics N = 333 %
Age
 17–19 23 6.9
 20–22 118 35.4
  > 22 192 57.7
Gender
 Male 245 73.6
 Female 88 26.4
Marital Status
 Single 328 98.5
 Married 5 1.5
Place of origin
 Urban 181 54.4
 Rural 152 45.6
Institution of Study
 UCC 173 52.0
 KNUST 160 48.0
Region of Origin
 Greater Accra 26 7.8
 Ashanti 94 28.2
 Eastern 51 15.3
 Volta 33 9.9
 Western 24 7.2
 Central 53 15.9
 Brong Ahafo 30 9.0
 Northern 12 3.6
 Upper East 6 1.8
 Upper West 4 1.2
Year of Study
 1st 81 24.3
 2nd 41 12.3
 3rd 67 20.1
 4th 66 19.8
 5th 26 7.8
 6th 52 15.6