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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample (N = 619)

From: Self-efficacy reduces the impact of social isolation on medical student’s rural career intent

Characteristics   N %
Gender Male 265 42.5%
Female 354 56.7%
Rural background No 331 53.0%
Yes 286 45.8%
Type of location living longest in Australia Capital city 279 44.7%
Major city 62 9.9%
Regional 89 14.3%
Rural 76 12.2%
Small rural 99 15.9%
Remote 9 1.4%
Preference for RCS for Clinical training Last choice 28 4.5%
Low on list 35 5.6%
Mid-choice 49 7.9%
High on list 83 13.3%
First choice 424 67.9%
Overall RCS Impacted positively on well-being Strongly disagree/Disagree/Neutral 131 21.2%
Strongly agree/Agree 486 78.8%
Preferred location for work Capital/Major city 216 34.6%
Regional 227 36.4%
Rural 126 20.2%
Small rural 36 5.8%
Remote 13 2.1%
  1. Percentages may not add up to 100% because of missing data