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Table 3 Multivariate linear regression for UMAT-2 score (Understanding people) (N = 109,880, r 2= 0.113)

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 −3.8 −5.3, -2.3 −0.064 <0.001
  18 yr −5.1 −6.6, -3.6 −0.087 <0.001
  19 yr −11.1 −12.7, -9.4 −0.076 <0.001
  20 - 30 yr −4.7 −6.3, -3.1 −0.044 <0.001
  > 30 yr 1.5 −0.5, 3.4 0.006 0.143
Gender (Females)     
  Males −7.3 −7.6, -7.1 −0.125 <0.001
Language spoken at home (English)     
  Asian languages −15.6 −15.9, -15.2 −0.238 <0.001
  European languages −9.7 −10.8, -8.5 −0.048 <0.001
  Other languages −14.9 −16.1, -13.7 −0.067 <0.001
School (Government)     
  Catholic −1.3 −1.8, -0.9 −0.018 <0.001
  Independent 3.4 3.0, 3.8 0.056 <0.001
  Other −10.1 −11.3, -8.8 −0.046 <0.001
  TAFE −10.7 −13.2, -8.2 −0.025 <0.001
State or territory (NSW)     
  ACT 1.9 0.5, 3.2 0.008 0.008
  NT −8.6 −10.9, -6.2 −0.022 <0.001
  QLD −4.6 −5.2, -4.0 −0.051 <0.001
  ISA −6.3 −6.9, -5.7 −0.063 <0.001
  TAS 1.4 0.3, 2.6 0.007 0.014
  IVIC −5.7 −6.1, -5.3 −0.094 <0.001
  WA −5.5 −6.1, -4.9 −0.057 <0.001
IRSAD Decile (Deciles 1 and 2)     
  Deciles 3 and 4 2.9 2.1, 3.8 0.026 <0.001
  Deciles 5 and 6 3.6 2.8, 4.4 0.042 <0.001
  Deciles 7 and 8 5.4 4.7, 6.1 0.077 <0.001
  Deciles 9 and 10 8.1 7.4, 8.8 0.140 <0.001
ARIA Accessibility code (Highly accessible)     
  Accessible 3.7 2.8, 4.5 0.027 <0.001
  Moderately accessible 2.6 1.0, 4.1 0.010 0.001
  Remote 4.4 1.8, 7.1 0.010 0.001
  Very Remote 1.4 −4.3, 7.0 0.001 0.635
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander (non-ATSI)     
  ATSI −6.2 −8.5, -3.9 −0.015 <0.001