TableĀ 3

Self-reported belief about push and pull factors among health-professional graduates (n=796) of Uganda's MUST, 2010

Push factorN (%) of respondents who believe factor contributes highly to migration
1Insufficient pay738 (96.9)
2Better employment opportunity722 (95.1)
3Insufficient training opportunities674 (88.6)
4Poor infrastructure655 (86.1)
5Insufficient technical/diagnostic facility616 (81.3)
6Insufficient access/supply of medication587 (77.3)
7Personal safety556 (73.2)
8Family previously emigrated493 (65.1)
9Poor local educational opportunities for children464 (61.4)
10Greater public health impact370 (49.1)
11High Patient volume269 (48.6)
Pull factorN (%) of respondents who believe factor contributes highly to staying in their home country
1Extended family432 (56.9)
2Raising children in indigenous culture402 (53.2)
3Living in indigenous culture335 (44.1)
  • Source: a 2010 survey of 796 graduates of Uganda's MUST since 1989.

  • MUST, Mbarara University of Science and Technology.