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Table 3 Proportion (%) of graduates selecting each reason as the greatest importance to the total graduates

From: Attitudes toward working in rural areas of Thai medical, dental and pharmacy new graduates in 2012: a cross-sectional survey

List of reasonsa Doctor Dentist Pharmacist
Close proximity of hometown 21.6 30.5 52.2
High income 5.7 22.1 14.2
Good support from colleagues 16.5 NA NA
Gaining new experience 14.7 6.4 6.0
Well-known workplace NA 6.9 4.0
Desired type of work NA 8.9 14.6
High chance to pursue specialty training in the future 6.9 3.5 0.4
Appropriate workload 5.3 0.5 <0.1
Good environment 1.3 19.2 4.9
Having friend(s) to go with 11.4 NA2 NA2
  1. aOnly key reasons from the whole list of reasons in the questionnaire are shown.
  2. NA = Not applicable as that reason did not present in the questionnaire for particular profession.