Table 2

Basic characteristics of South African beneficiaries (1995–2010) by province

CharacteristicsOverall (n=4359)EC (n=164)LP (n=2565)GP (n=30)KZN (n=347)MP (n=1017)NC (n=99)NW (n=137)
Sex; n (%)
 Female2004 (46.0)48 (29.3)1 210 (47.2)13 (43.3)137 (39.5)488 (48.0)49 (49.5)59 (43.1)
 Male2285 (52.4)104 (63.4)1 355 (52.8)16 (53.3)153 (44.1)529 (52.0)50 (50.5)78 (56.9)
 Not stated70 (1.6)12 (7.3)1 (3.3)57 (16.4)
Country of study; n (%)
 South Africa3676 (84.3)57 (34.8)2403 (93.7)0 (0)205 (59.1)962 (94.4)49 (49.5)0 (0)
 Cuba685 (15.7)107 (65.2)162 (6.3)30 (100.0)142 (40.9)57 (5.6)50 (50.5)137 (100.0)
Race; n (%)*
 African4047 (96.2)126 (77.8)2 560 (99.8)29 (96.7)185 (90.2)955 (94.2)57 (61.3)135 (98.6)
 Mixed race47 (1.1)5 (3.1)1 (0.0)0 (0)2 (1.0)6 (0.6)31 (33.3)2 (1.5)
 White76 (1.8)25 (15.4)2 (0.1)1 (3.3)1 (0.5)42 (4.1)5 (5.4)0 (0)
 Indian36 (0.9)6 (3.7)2 (0.1)0 (0)17 (8.3)11 (1.1)0 (0)0 (0)
Age, years; median (p25–75)†20 (19–23)20 (19–22)21 (19–23)20 (19–21)20 (19–22)20 (19–21)20 (19–22)
Age categories, years; n (%)†
 <253688 (86.9)102 (96.2)2183 (85.1)334 (96.3)877 (86.1)64 (88.9)128 (93.4)
 ≥25558 (13.1)4 (3.8)382 (14.9)13 (3.8)142 (13.9)8 (11.1)9 (6.6)
Degree; n (%)
 Medicine2735 (62.7)107 (65.2)1494 (58.3)30 (100.0)275 (79.3)612 (60.2)80 (80.8)137 (100.0)
 Pharmacy695 (15.9)0 (0)465 (18.1)0 (0)35 (10.1)184 (18.1)11 (11.1)0 (0)
 Occupational Therapy250 (5.7)0 (0)166 (6.5)0 (0)12 (3.5)69 (6.8)3 (3.0)0 (0)
 Dentistry246 (5.6)0 (0)165 (6.4)0 (0)8 (2.3)70 (6.9)3 (3.0)0 (0)
 Physiotherapy264 (6.1)0 (0)193 (7.5)0 (0)12 (3.5)57 (5.6)2 (2.0)0 (0)
 Speech and hearing therapy111 (2.6)0 (0)82 (3.2)0 (0)5 (1.4)24 (2.4)0 (0)0 (0)
 Medical specialisation58 (1.3)57 (34.8)00 (0)01 (0.1)0 (0)0 (0)
Year**; n (%)
 1995–20021028 (23.6)35 (21.3)579 (22.6)30 (100.0)85 (24.5)221 (21.7)7 (7.1)71 (51.8)
 2003–2005845 (19.4)50 (30.5)516 (20.1)0 (0)0 (0)239 (23.5)25 (25.3)15 (11.0)
 2006–20081569 (36.0)52 (31.7)1118 (43.6)0 (0)28 (8.1)339 (33.3)22 (22.2)10 (7.3)
 2009–2010917 (21.0)27 (16.5)352 (13.7)0 (0)234 (67.4)218 (21.4)45 (45.5)41 (29.9)
  • **Includes beneficiaries whose funding went beyond 2010

  • *One hundred and fifty-three subjects missing.

  • †One hundred and fifteen subjects missing.

  • EC, Eastern Cape province; LP, Limpopo province; GP, Gauteng province; KZN, KwaZulu-Natal province; MP, Mpumalanga province; NC, Northern Cape province; NW, North West province.; .