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Table 4 Proportion of respondents who agree and mostly agree with the statements

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

Statements MOPH MOE Private p-valuea
1 Working in rural areas provides opportunities to use various skills 61.9 67.2 65.9 0.016
2 There are supportive environments when working in rural areas 30.5 30.7 30.0 0.945
3 Working in rural areas limits communications with professional peers 38.7 36.5 35.0 0.198
4 Working in these areas provides opportunities to work independently 60.5 67.9 56.9 <0.001
5 There is a lack of amenities and entertainment in rural areas 44.2 49.5 46.6 0.035
6 People in rural areas are friendly 95.0 96.1 95.1 0.346
7 Working in rural areas results in “isolation” from friend and family 35.6 37.8 32.7 0.061
8 Working as a nurse in hospitals in rural areas is the most important contribution to health of population 83.8 90.8 87.5 <0.001
9 Nursing school prepared me well to work in rural areas 75.6 66.8 68.1 <0.001
10 Nursing education inspires me to work in hospitals in rural areas 50.9 43.6 41.8 <0.001
11 There are abundant amenities and entertainment in rural areas 88.1 86.3 82.3 0.890
12 Working in hospitals in rural areas is most challenging 70.5 76.5 71.4 0.002
13 Working in hospital in rural areas provide opportunities for real-life problem solving 71.4 78.5 72.8 <0.001
14 Overall, you have a positive attitude towards working in rural areas 74.9 81.0 78.6 <0.002
  1. aStatistical significance of results across groups using the chi-squared test
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