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Table 3 Graduate attributes and intention to fulfil the 3-year mandatory service: a univariable analysis

From: Thailand special recruitment track of medical students: a series of annual cross-sectional surveys on the new graduates between 2010 and 2012

Graduate attributes Intention to fulfil the 3-year mandatory service
2010 2011 2012
Sex (%) P = 0.758 P = 0.819 P = 0.104
  • Female 279 (79.7) 439 (87.5) 347 (81.1)
  • Male 160 (80.8) 278 (86.9) 212 (76.0)
Mode of admission P< 0.001*** P< 0.001*** P< 0.001***
  • Normal track 323 (76.7) 375 (82.2) 366 (74.1)
  • Special track 118 (91.5) 341 (93.7) 193 (90.2)
Location of medical school P = 0.099 P = 0.690 P = 0.034*
  • Within Bangkok and vicinity 258 (78.7) 365 (85.9) 320 (75.8)
  • Outside Bangkok and vicinity 145 (84.8) 285 (86.9) 211 (82.8)
Location of residence during ages 1 to 15 years old (%) P = 0.001** P< 0.001*** P = 0.002**
  • Bangkok 169 (73.8) 174 (79.1) 192 (71.9)
  • Provincial city 161 (88.0) 303 (89.1) 224 (83.6)
  • Non-provincial city 104 (81.9) 237 (91.5) 141 (82.5)
Location of current residence (%) P = 0.017* P< 0.001*** P< 0.001***
  • Bangkok 193 (75.1) 190 (79.2) 218 (72.4)
  • Provincial city 134 (85.9) 276 (91.1) 197 (86.0)
  • Non-provincial city 109 (83.2) 250 (89.9) 142 (82.1)
Location of secondary school (%) P = 0.001** P< 0.001*** P< 0.001***
  • Bangkok 223 (76.1) 215 (80.2) 251 (73.8)
  • Provincial city 173 (88.7) 390 (91.1) 230 (86.8)
  • Non-provincial city 44 (72.1) 107 (88.4) 72 (76.6)
Education profile of parents (%) P = 0.241 P = 0.188 P = 0.677
  • Neither mother nor father holds a bachelors degree 126 (83.4) 228 (89.41) 158 (80.2)
  • One or both parents holds a bachelor degree 304 (79.0) 476 (86.08) 401 (78.8)
  1. *, Statistical significance at 95% level of confidence; **, statistical significance at 99% level of confidence; ***, statistical significance at 99.9% level of confidence.