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Table 1 Multivariate linear regression for total UMAT score (N = 109,880, r 2= 0.120)

From: Socio-economic predictors of performance in the Undergraduate Medicine and Health Sciences Admission Test (UMAT)

Predictor variable (reference group in brackets) B Coefficient 95% CI for B Beta P-Value
Age (≤ 16 yr yr of age)     
  17 yr −8.7 −10.2, -7.2 −0.147 <0.001
  18 yr −12.0 −13.5, -10.5 −0.207 <0.001
  19 yr −19.4 −21.0, -17.7 −0.133 <0.001
  20 - 30 yr −19.3 −20.9, -17.7 −0.183 <0.001
  > 30 yr −22.7 −24.6, -20.7 −0.100 <0.001
Gender (Females)     
  Males 3.6 3.3, 3.9 0.062 <0.001
Language spoken at home (English)     
  Asian languages −10.4 −10.8, -10.0 −0.159 <0.001
  European languages −12.7 −13.8, -11.6 −0.063 <0.001
  Other languages −18.4 −19.6, -17.2 −0.083 <0.001
School Type (Government)     
  Catholic −5.0 −5.5, -4.6 −0.068 <0.001
  Independent 3.9 3.5, 4.3 0.064 <0.001
  Other −10.7 −11.9, -9.4 −0.049 <0.001
  TAFE −13.3 −15.7, -10.8 −0.030 <0.001
State or territory (NSW)     
  ACT 3.1 1.7, 4.5 0.013 <0.001
  NT −12.1 −14.4, -9.8 −0.031 <0.001
  QLD −5.9 −6.5, -5.3 −0.065 <0.001
  SA −9.0 −9.6, -8.3 −0.089 <0.001
  TAS 1.3 0.2, 2.5 0.007 0.022
  VIC −6.6 −7.0, -6.2 −0.110 <0.001
  WA −5.9 −6.5, -5.3 −0.062 <0.001
IRSAD Decile (Deciles 1 and 2)     
  Deciles 3 and 4 3.9 3.2, 4.9 0.035 <0.001
  Deciles 5 and 6 4.5 3.9, 5.4 0.053 <0.001
  Deciles 7 and 8 7.1 6.6, 8.0 0.102 <0.001
  Deciles 9 and 10 13.0 12.4, 13.8 0.224 <0.001
ARIA Accessibility code (Highly accessible)     
  Accessible 3.0 2.2, 3.8 0.022 <0.001
  Moderately accessible 1.9 0.4, 3.4 0.007 0.015
  Remote 1.9 −1.4, 3.9 0.004 0.161
  Very remote −1.5 −6.8, 4.7 −0.001 0.614
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander (non-ATSI)     
  ATSI −9.6 −11.9, -7.3 −0.023 <0.001