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Table 4 Descriptive statistics of categorical independent variables, the secondary tier of medical care as a unit of analysis (n = 346)

From: Evaluating the effect of Japan’s 2004 postgraduate training programme on the spatial distribution of physicians

  1998 to 2002 2006 to 2010 P-value
  n (%) n (%)  
Urban centre 26 (7.5) 28 (8.1) 0.677
Suburban 127 (36.7) 130 (37.6)  
Rural 193 (55.8) 188 (54.3)  
STMas with at least one medical school 65 (18.79) 65 (18.79) 1.000
  1. aSecondary tier of medical care.