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Table 2 Characteristics of institutions and nursing students in three different type of school

From: Factors associated with the choice of public health service among nursing students in Thailand

Characteristics MOPH MOE Private All groups p-valuea
Institutions
 Observations 15 11 10 36  
 School location
  % Outside BKK 93.3 72.7 60.0 22.2 0.129
  % BKK & Vicinity 6.7 27.3 40.0 77.8
 % Schools with admission policy focusing on geographical difficulties 93.3 45.5 0.0 52.8 <0.001
 % staff with PhD degree 9.4 37.1 13.0 18.1 <0.001
 Median % of budget funded by government 66.8 61.3 0.0 63.0 0.751
 Median pass rate (final exam) in 2011 96.7 86.4 64.0 88.9 0.010
 Median pass rate (1stnational licensing exam) in 2011 49.0 59.8 24.2 45.5 0.003
Nursing students
 Observations 1308 1139 902 3349  
 Mean age 22.9 22.9 23.4 23.0 <0.001
 % Female 93.9 95.4 95.2 94.8 0.209
 % living in rural area during childhood 54.3 45.1 48.6 46.6 <0.001
 % Admission
  by National entrance 66.3 32.6 29.3 44.9 <0.001
  by Direct admission 26.0 49.3 66.4 44.8
  by Local demand 6.9 13.3 1.0 7.5
  by Special talent 0.8 4.9 3.3 2.9
 % Funding source
  Government scholarship 16.3 7.3 10.4 11.7 <0.001
  NGO scholarship 22.4 14.9 2.5 14.5
  Self & Family Support 47.9 53.0 50.3 50.3
  Any loans 13.4 24.7 36.9 23.5
 % School location
  Outside BKK 80.6 63.5 50.4 66.7 <0.001
  BKK & vicinity 19.4 36.5 49.6 33.4
 Expenditure on tuition fees (Median in Thai Bahtb) 200,000 200,000 500,000 250,000 <0.001
 % reporting a financial burden 30.6 27.1 28.1 28.7 0.141
  1. aStatistical significance of results across groups tested using ANOVA for means, Kruskal-Wallis for medians, and the chi-squared test for proportions
  2. bapproximately, 30 Thai baht = USD 1
  3. MOPH Ministry of Public Health, MOE Ministry of Education
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