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Table 2 Graduates perceived influence of COBES on choice of specialty and practice location stratified by place of residence

From: The effect of Community Based Education and Service (COBES) on medical graduates’ choice of specialty and willingness to work in rural communities in Ghana

Variable Village (n = 5) Towns (n = 23) Cities (n = 28) p-value
Choice of specialty
 Will affect 1(20.0 %) 9(39.1 %) 15(53.6 %) 0.299
 Will not affect 2(40.0 %) 11(47.8 %) 10(35.7 %) 0.681
 Unsure 2(40.0 %) 3(13.0 %) 3(10.7 %) 0.208
Choice of practice in a rural area
 Will affect (n = 36) 3(60.0 %) 14(60.9 %) 19(67.9 %) 0.855
 Will not affect (n = 12) 1(20.0 %) 5(21.7 %) 6(21.4 %) 0.996
 Unsure (n = 8) 1(20.0 %) 4(17.4 %) 3(10.7 %) 0.739