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Table 3 Common reasons why first- and second-year medical students in the study are reluctant to serve in rural areas

From: Student perception about working in rural Nepal after graduation: a study among first- and second-year medical students

Reason Number (%)
Lack of adequate facilities 114 (61.6)
Inadequate salary 86 (46.5)
Less security 58 (31.4)
Problems with higher education 37 (20.0)
Less medical equipment in health centres 29 (15.7)
Less contact with family 27 (14.6)
Illiteracy of rural population 15 (8.1)