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Table 4 Analysis of factors associated with willingness to work in rural areas (i) for 2 years after graduation (ii) as a long-term career

From: Indian medical students in public and private sector medical schools: are motivations and career aspirations different? – studies from Madhya Pradesh, India

Background characteristics Association with willingness to do 2 year rural service Association with establishing a long term rural career*
Unadjusted OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI) Unadjusted OR (95% CI) Adjusted OR (95% CI)
Male Sex 1.18 (0.89-1.58) 1.16 (0.87-1.57) 1.41 (0-98-2.03) 1.39 (0.77-2.02)
Age# 22 0.84 (0.5-1.42) 0.78 (0.54-1.60) 0.88 (0.60-2.1) 0.93 (0.48-1.79)
Schooled in English 0.78 (0.54-1.12) 0.78 (0.54-1.13) 0.66 (0.44-1.02) 0.67 (0.44-1-03)
Native of province 0.85 (0.58-1.23) 0.75 (0.50-1.11) 1.22 (0.76-1.98) 1.27 (0.77-2.11)
Physician parent 1.22 (0.86- 1.72) 1.27 (0,89-1.8) 1.21 (0.80-1.84) 1.29 (0.84-1.97)
Public sector medical school 1.38 (1.04-1.85) 1.48 (1.09-2.01) 0.92 (0.65-1.30) 0.88 (0.61-1.27)
  1. *comparison group= urban area.
  2. #categorized into those ≤ 22 years and those >22 years.