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Table 2 Multivariate linear regression for UMAT-1 score (Logical reasoning and problem solving) (N = 109,880, r 2= 0.135)

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 −9.2 −10.7, -7.7 −0.156 <0.001
  18 yr −12.5 −14.0, -11.1 −0.216 <0.001
  19 yr −18.9 −20.5, -17.2 −0.130 <0.001
  20 - 30 yr −20.3 −21.9, -18.7 −0.192 <0.001
  > 30 yr −27.2 −29.1, -25.3 −0.120 <0.001
Gender (Females)     
  Males 7.0 6.7, 7.3 0.119 <0.001
Language spoken at home (English)     
  Asian languages −12.5 −12.9, -12.1 −0.192 <0.001
  European languages −12.9 −14.0, -11.8 −0.064 <0.001
  Other languages −21.2 −22.4, -19.9 −0.096 <0.001
School (Government)     
  Catholic −4.5 −4.9, -4.0 −0.061 <0.001
  Independent 3.6 3.2, 4.0 0.060 <0.001
  Other −9.4 −10.6, -8.1 −0.043 <0.001
  TAFE −12.7 −15.2, -10.3 −0.029 <0.001
State or territory (NSW)     
  ACT 2.6 1.2, 3.4 0.011 <0.001
  NT −12.7 −15.0, -10.5 −0.033 <0.001
  QLD −5.4 −6.0, -4.8 −0.059 <0.001
  SA −9.8 −10.4, -9.2 −0.098 <0.001
  TAS 1.3 0.1, 2.4 0.006 0.028
  VIC −5.0 −5.4, -4.6 −0.082 <0.001
  WA −4.2 −4.8, -3.6 −0.044 <0.001
IRSAD Decile (Deciles 1 and 2)     
  Deciles 3 and 4 3.9 3.1, 4.8 0.035 <0.001
  Deciles 5 and 6 4.3 3.5, 5.1 0.051 <0.001
  Deciles 7 and 8 6.6 5.9, 7.3 0.094 <0.001
  Deciles 9 and 10 11.5 10.8, 12.2 0.199 <0.001
ARIA Accessibility code (Highly accessible)     
  Accessible 4.2 3.4, 5.0 0.031 <0.001
  Moderately accessible 3.3 1.8, 4.8 0.013 <0.001
  Remote 2.7 0.1, 5.3 0.006 0.040
  Very remote 0.4 −5.2, 6.0 0.000 0.888
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander (non-ATSI)     
  ATSI −8.9 −11.2, -6.7 −0.022 <0.001