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Table 9 Reasons for continuing to work in primary work community by region of primary employment

From: Nurses who work in rural and remote communities in Canada: a national survey

Continue to work in primary work community for the following reasons Atlantic
n (%)
QC
n (%)
ON
n (%)
MB/SK
n (%)
AB/BC
n (%)
Territories
n (%)
Total
N (%)
Income 543 (58.3) 108 (36.4) 203 (50.1) 468 (56.7) 332 (52.6) 418 (70.8) 2 072 (56.3)
Interest in practice setting 484 (51.9) 135 (45.5) 215 (53.1) 456 (55.3) 357 (56.6) 394 (66.8) 2 041 (55.5)
Location of community 518 (55.6) 119 (40.1) 224 (55.3) 499 (60.5) 376 (59.6) 265 (44.9) 2 001 (54.4)
Family or friends 492 (52.8) 185 (62.3) 213 (52.6) 449 (54.4) 315 (49.9) 231 (39.2) 1 885 (51.2)
Lifestyle 365 (39.2) 153 (51.5) 164 (40.5) 322 (39.0) 291 (46.1) 306 (51.9) 1 601 (43.5)
Flexibility of work 312 (33.5) 79 (26.6) 150 (37.0) 318 (38.5) 229 (36.3) 274 (46.4) 1 362 (37.0)
Benefits 368 (39.5) 107 (36.0) 127 (31.4) 281 (34.1) 209 (33.1) 234 (39.7) 1 326 (36.0)
Advanced practice opportunities 151 (16.2) 32 (10.8) 56 (13.8) 133 (16.1) 85 (13.5) 258 (43.7) 715 (19.4)
Spouse employment/transfer 126 (13.5) 28 (9.4) 64 (15.8) 166 (20.1) 130 (20.6) 101 (17.1) 615 (16.7)
Career advancement 112 (12.0) 48 (16.2) 38 (9.4) 93 (11.3) 70 (11.1) 161 (27.3) 522 (14.2)
Others 34 (3.6) 7 (2.4) 14 (3.5) 27 (3.3) 32 (5.1) 18 (3.1) 132 (3.6)
Total sample 932 297 405 825 631 590 3 680
  1. This survey question was “mark all that apply,” so percentages will not add to 100