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Table 2 Factors associated with current participation in health research

From: Trainee resident participation in health research in a resource-constrained setting in south-eastern Nigeria: perspectives, issues and challenges. A cross-sectional survey of three residency training centres

Characteristics Total Percent currently Percent not currently Odds ratio(95% CI) P-value
  (n = 136) participating participating   
  n(%) in research in research   
   (n =63) (n = 73)   
Sex      
-Male 109(80.1) 50(79.4) 59(80.8) 0.91(0.36–2.30) 0.832
-Female 27(19.9) 13(20.6) 14(19.2)   
Age (years)      
- < 35 56(42.6) 24(38.1) 34(46.6) 0.71(0.34–1.48) 0.319
- ≥ 35 78(57.4) 39(61.9) 39(53.4)   
Specialty      
-Surgery and allied 86(63.2) 39(61.9) 49(67.1) 1.06(0.48–1.33) 0.857
-Medicine and allied 50(36.8) 24(38.1) 24(32.9)   
Cadre      
-Junior resident 93(68.4) 32(50.8) 61(83.4) 0.20(0.08–0.48) <0.05*
- Senior resident 43(31.6) 31(49.2) 12(16.4)   
Any previous undergraduate 91(66.9) 39(61.9) 52(71.2) 0.66(0.30–1.43) 0.249
research training? Yes/No 45(33.1) 24(38.1) 21(28.8)   
Any previous postgraduate 57(41.9) 35(55.6) 22(30.1) 2.90(1.35–6.25) 0.003*
research training? Yes/No 79(58.1) 28(44.4) 51(69.9)   
Any previous participation 99(72.8) 51(80.6) 48(65.6) 2.21(0.94–5.29) 0.047*
in research? Yes/No 37(27.2) 12(19.0) 25(34.2)   
Any previous research publication? 26(19.1) 17(27.0) 9(12.3) 2.63(1.0–7.06) 0.03*
Yes/No 110(80.9) 46(73.0) 64(87.7)   
Any previous research presentation? 35(25.7) 21(33.3) 14(19.2) 1.92(0.83–4.51) 0.097
Yes/No 101(74.3) 46(73.0) 59(80.8)   
Any previous writing of 95(69.9) 48(76.2) 47(64.4) 1.77(0.78–4.03) 0.135
research protocol? Yes. 41(30.1) 15(23.8) 26(35.6)   
How often do you read      
health journals?      
- at least once every 2 weeks 46(26.5) 21(33.3) 15(20.5) 1.93(0.84–4.50) 0.092
- less than once every 2 weeks 90(73.5) 42(66.7) 58(79.5)   
  1. *Significant