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Table 1 Study population demographics and academic background

From: Self-reported influence of monetary grants in the choice of a medical residency in remote or under-served areas

  CLI (n = 108) RLI (n = 114)  
Mean (SD) p
Age (years) 32.3 (±2.8) 32.4 (±4.5) 0.798
  n (%)  
Male gender 59 (55) 83 (74) 0.005
Personal status Single 32 (30) 30 (27) 0.638
Married/long term commitment 75 (70) 81 (73)
Financial background A Below average 5 (5) 14 (12) < 0.001
Average 37 (36) 64 (56)
Above average 48 (47) 30 (26)
Significantly above average 12 (12) 6 (5)
Community of origin Central 77 (71) 18 (16) < 0.001
Remote 14 (13) 67 (59)
Immigrant 9 (8) 12 (11)
Spouse’s community of origin Central 55 (74) 16 (23) < 0.001
Remote 10 (14) 44 (62)
Immigrant 9 (12) 11 (15)
Medical school in Israel 58 (56) 29 (26) < 0.001
Remotely-based clinical rotations during training 57 (53) 89 (78) < 0.001
Internship in a RLI 10 (10) 68 (65) < 0.001
Internship and residency in the same institution 38 (35) 47 (42) 0.355
Residency in a field with dire manpower shortage 54 (50) 60 (54) 0.596
Stage of decision on current residency Before clinical studies 14 (14) 11 (10) 0.406
Clinical studies 29 (30) 24 (23)
Internship 30 (31) 42 (40)
Post-internship 24 (25) 29 (27)
  1. (A) The single participant who responded “significantly below average” was counted as “below average”