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Table 5 Reasons for failure among the village doctors who failed the exam (n = 613a)

From: Does exam-targeted training help village doctors pass the certified (assistant) physician exam and improve their practical skills? A cross-sectional analysis of village doctors’ perspectives in Changzhou in Eastern China

The most important reasons for failing the exam Numbers Percentage (%)
Written test was too difficult 217 35.40
Too old to study 195 31.81
Technical test was too difficult 23 3.75
Lacking targeted training 65 10.60
Not meeting the prerequisite for exam 56 9.14
Too busy to study 35 5.71
Not paying much attention to the exam 5 0.82
Other 17 2.77
Total 613 100.00
  1. aNumber of actual responses