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Table 1 Students’ migration intentions

From: Migration intentions of Asian and African medical students educated in China: a cross-sectional study

Migration intentionsRespondents%
Return intentions (n = 266)
 Students intending to return to the home country a12446.62
  Students choosing home country as short-term destination14956.02
  Students choosing home country as permanent destination18870.68
 Students expressing an interest to stay outside the home country b14253.38
  Students choosing a foreign country as short-term destination11743.98
  Students choosing a foreign country as permanent destination7829.32
Intentions to migrate to an HIC (n = 142)
 Students expressing an interest to go to an HIC c8861.97
  Students choosing an HIC as short-term destination5639.44
  Students choosing an HIC as permanent destination6042.25
 Students intending to go to an LMIC d5438.03
  Students choosing an LMIC as short-term destination6142.96
  Students choosing an LMIC as permanent destination1812.68
  1. a“Students intending to return to the home country” referred to those who chose the home country both as short-term and permanent destinations
  2. b“Students expressing an interest to stay outside the home country” referred to those who chose a foreign country either as short-term or permanent destination
  3. c“Students expressing an interest to go to an HIC” referred to those who chose an HIC outside the home country either as short-term or permanent destination
  4. d“Students intending to go to an LMIC” referred to those who chose an LMIC outside the home country both as short-term and permanent destinations