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Table 3 Students’ characteristics influencing return intentions (n = 266)

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

CharacteristicsStudents intending to return to the home countryStudents expressing an interest to stay outside the home countryχ2P
Gender
 Male68 (48.23%)73 (51.77%)0.310.58
 Female56 (44.80%)69 (55.20%)
Continent of origin
 Asia115 (56.37%)89 (43.63%)33.48< 0.01
 Africa9 (14.52%)53 (85.48%)
Academic result
 Above medium49 (39.20%)76 (60.80%)5.21< 0.05
 Below medium75 (53.19%)66 (46.81%)
Socioeconomic status
 Higher occupation30 (28.85%)74 (71.15%)21.78< 0.01
 Intermediate occupation74 (58.73%)52 (41.27%)
 Lower occupation20 (55.56%)16 (44.44%)