Table 5

Demographic data of 253 health professionals participating in STMMs
   Region South Pacific N = 153 Central America N = 100 P value
Age (years) 41.0 ± 8.6 40.9 ± 10.5 0.876
Working period (years) 13.7 ± 8.4 13.9 ± 9.3 0.866
Gender (male, %) 82 (53.6) 50 (50.0) 0.576
Married (%) 81 (52.9) 45 (45.0) 0.217
Academic degree (%) 0.057
 High school or below 13 (8.5) 4 (4.0)
 College* 79 (51.6) 68 (68.0)
 Master’s 48 (31.4) 20 (20.0)
 Ph.D. 13 (8.5) 8 (8.0)
Profession 0.994
 Doctor 79 (51.6) 51 (51.0)
 Nurse 45 (29.4) 30 (30.0)
 Allied health profession 29 (19.0) 19 (19.0)

* College curriculum is 7 years for medical school, 6 year for dental school, and 4 years for the other specialties.

Chiu et al.

Chiu et al. BMC International Health and Human Rights 2012 12:37   doi:10.1186/1472-698X-12-37

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