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Table 2 Respondents view about working in Rural areas

From: Factors influencing the decision of GHANAIAN optometry students to practice in rural areas after graduation

Variables Response Rural N (%) Urban N (%) Total N (%)
Establish first practice in rural area. YES 64(42.1) 52(28.7) 116(34.8)
NO 88(57.9) 129(71.3) 217(65.2)
Establish subsequent practice in the rural area YES 81(92.0) 107(82.9) 188(86.6)
NO 7(8.0) 22(17.1) 29(13.4)
aEmployed by the Government YES 120(80.6) 123(70.7) 243(75.2)
NO 29(19.4) 51(29.3) 80(24.8)
aEmployed by an N.G.O YES 122(83.0) 136(77.3) 258(79.9)
NO 25(17.0) 40(22.7) 65(20.1)
bCompulsory posting of graduates to rural areas YES 81(55.1) 75(42.1) 156(48.0)
NO 66(44.9) 103(57.9) 169(52.0)
  1. a 10 non-respondents b 8 non-respondents