Table 1 Response rates by discipline and country, Global Health Professions Student Survey, 2005–7
Total number of schoolsSchool response rate (%)Student response rate (%)Overall response rate (%)Number of students completed survey
Dental students
2005Albania110079.279.257
2006Armenia310062.662.6156
2005Bangladesh977.866.451.7207
2006Bosnia and Herzegovina, Federation110093.493.471
2006Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Srpska210095.295.299
2006Czech Republic510096.396.3157
2005India25*96.093.189.41499
2005Iraq, Kurdistan Region210089.289.266
2006Lebanon310064.064.071
2006Lithuania210064.364.372
2006Myanmar210085.285.2276
2005Nepal310085.385.393
2006Republic of Serbia310073.773.7219
2006Russian Federation, Eastern Region580.010080.0588
2006Slovakia210010010043
2006Syrian Arab Republic410086.286.2482
2006Thailand810096.196.1418
2007Tunisia110062.462.4126
Medical students
2005Albania110093.293.2138
2005Argentina, Buenos Aires410085.985.9346
2006Armenia310090.090.0188
2006Bangladesh10*10077.077.0785
2006Bolivia10*10097.197.12401
2006Bosnia and Herzegovina, Federation310092.492.4230
2006Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Srpska210097.097.0193
2006Brazil, Rio de Janeiro685.778.567.3978
2005Croatia410098.598.5404
2006Czech Republic710094.794.7698
2005Egypt1410093.993.91770
2006Ghana210069.769.7154
2005India13*86.789.177.21177
2006Indonesia10*10077.477.41669
2005Iraq, Kurdistan Region310081.381.3252
2006Lebanon710069.069.0243
2006Lithuania210064.664.6232
2006Myanmar410087.587.51483
2005Nepal7*83.375.062.5341
2006Peru28*94.497.491.91675
2006Republic of Serbia410081.681.6787
2006Russian Federation, European Region777.810077.81817
2006Saudi Arabia1310062.662.6774
2006Slovakia310091.991.9385
2006Sri Lanka510078.078.0627
2006Syrian Arab Republic410090.790.71180
2007Tunisia410068.268.2744
2005Uganda210085.385.3162
2007Vietnam610088.988.91609
Nursing students
2005Albania510068.268.2356
2006Bolivia6*10099.399.3606
2006Bosnia and Herzegovina, Federation15*10086.086.0874
2006Brazil, Rio de Janeiro990.076.468.81281
2006Czech Republic18*81.886.070.3356
2006Ghana210081.081.0141
2005Iraq, Kurdistan Region210093.293.255
2006Lebanon910068.368.3343
2006Lithuania910076.376.3318
2006Peru43*95.595.691.31433
2006Republic of Korea1995.079.375.31024
2006Republic of Serbia12*91.788.280.92189
2006Slovakia710090.290.2414
2006Sri Lanka510089.789.7445
2006Syrian Arab Republic1810094.794.7996
2006Thailand20*10088.988.91727
2007Tunisia310068.268.2396
2005Uganda710094.194.1444
Pharmacy students
2005Albania110098.298.255
2006Armenia310087.787.7107
2006Bosnia and Herzegovina, Federation110095.495.4105
2006Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Srpska110098.898.884
2006Ghana110088.088.0117
2005Iraq, Kurdistan Region110094.794.789
2006Lebanon510071.871.8171
2006Myanmar210083.483.4343
2006Peru1610097.497.4591
2005Philippines10*10096.196.11045
2006Republic of Serbia310072.572.5290
2006Russian Federation, Eastern Region480.010080.0213
2006Slovakia1100100100208
2006Syrian Arab Republic410090.990.9560
2006Thailand1210084.084.01224
  • *Schools were selected from all schools in the sampling frame that offer a degree in the discipline to yield representative samples of students. All other surveys were censuses of schools and students.