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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of postgraduate students at four universities in Uganda

From: Support mechanisms for research generation and application for postgraduate students in four universities in Uganda

Variable N = 185 (%) Variable N = 185 (%)
Age (years) Gender
 18–30 64 (34.6)  Female 78 (42.7)
 31–40 103 (55.7)  Male 106 (57.3)
 41–50+ 18 (9.7) Course nature
Marital status  Full time 156 (84.3)
 Married/cohabiting 108 (58.4)  Distance learning 29 (15.7)
 Never married 74 (40) Sponsorship status
 Separated/divorced 3 (1.6)  Self 127 (68.6)
University  Funder 58 (31.4)
 MakCHS 93 (50.3) Proposal status
 MUST 45 (24.3)  Submitted 151 (81.6)
 UCU 27 (14.6)  Not submitted 34 (18.4)
 UMU 20 (10.8) Thesis status
Professional qualification  Submitted 79 (42.7)
 Medical doctor 133 (71.9)  Not submitted 106 (57.3)
 Nursing/midwifery 12 (6.5) PG degree course
 Clinical officer 11 (6)  MMED 124 (67)
 Pharmacy 9 (4.8)  MPH/PPM 50 (27)
 Other professions 20 (10.8)  MSc EpiBio/MHSR/Clin trials 6 (3.2)
    MSc Pharmacology 5 (2.7)
  1. MMed Masters of Medicine (medicine, surgery, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology), MPH Masters of Public Health, MHSR Masters Health Services Research, MSc Master of Science, EpiBio clinical epidemiology and biostatistics, Clin trials clinical trials, PPM project planning and management, MakCHS Makerere University College of Health Sciences, MUST Mbarara University of Science and Technology, UCU Uganda Christian University, UMU Uganda Martyrs University, PG postgraduate