Table 1

Demographic characteristics of health-professional graduates from Mbarara University of Science and Technology

CharacteristicsN (%)
First degree at MUST for respondents
 Medicine618 (78.2)
 Nursing88 (11.1)
 Medical laboratory68 (8.6)
 Pharmacy22 (2.1)
 Total796
Gender
 Female261 (33.1)
 Male527 (66.9)
Age categories (years)
 Less than 2514 (1.8)
 25–29.9241 (30.5)
 30–34.9207 (26.2)
 35–39.9136 (17.2)
 40 and above96 (12.2)
 Did not answer96 (12.2)
Median number of children (IQR)1 (2)
Median years since graduation (IQR)6 (7)
Marital status
 Single276 (36.6)
 Living with partner35 (4.6)
 Married440 (58.3)
 Divorced/widowed4 (0.5)
Current highest qualification
 Bachelor's488 (65.5)
 Master's249 (33.4)
 PhD5 (0.7)
 Other3 (0.4)
Year of graduation
 2005 or before455 (58.3)
 After 2005325 (41.7)
  • Source: a 2010 survey of 796 graduates of Uganda's MUST since 1989.

  • MUST, Mbarara University of Science and Technology.