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Table 3 Factors associated with students’ intention to work in a rural setting

From: The influence of rural clinical school experiences on medical students’ levels of interest in rural careers

   Work intention in a rural settings Wald χ 2( P- value)
N %
Gender Female 77 76.2%  
Male 41 64.1% 2.9 (0.11)
Entry programme Local 20 41.7%  
Rural 98 83.8% 28.4 (<0.001)
Number of years in RCS One 39 60.0%  
Two 46 71.9% 2.1 (0.13)
> Three 33 91.7% 9.0 (0.003)
Preference for RCS for clinical training Yes 104 81.9%  
No 14 36.8% 25.2 (<0.001)
Preferred location for intern Metro/outer metro 37 54.4%  
Regional/rural/remote 64 87.7% 17.8 (<0.001)
Unsure 17 77.3% 2.8 (0.09)
Intended specialty General practice 72 66.7%  
Others 46 80.7% 3.5 (0.06)
  1. Abbreviations: RCS, Rural Clinical School.