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Table 4 Multivariate linear regression for UMAT-3 score (Non-verbal reasoning) (N = 109,880, r 2= 0.098)

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 −7.2 −8.8, -5.7 −0.122 <0.001
  18 yr −10.4 −11.9, -8.8 −0.178 <0.001
  19 yr −15.6 −17.3, -13.9 −0.107 <0.001
  20 - 30 yr −21.0 −22.6, -19.4 −0.198 <0.001
  > 30 yr −29.4 −31.4, -27.4 −0.130 <0.001
Gender (Females)     
  Males 8.1 7.8, 8.4 0.138 <0.001
Language spoken at home (English)     
  Asian languages 2.4 2.0, 2.8 0.037 <0.001
  European languages −7.2 −8.3, -6.0 −0.036 <0.001
  Other languages −8.9 −10.1, -7.6 −0.040 <0.001
School (Government)     
  Catholic −5.4 −5.8, -4.9 −0.073 <0.001
  Independent 2.4 2.0, 2.8 0.039 <0.001
  Other −5.9 −7.2, -4.7 −0.027 <0.001
  TAFE −9.1 −11.6, -6.6 −0.021 <0.001
State or territory (NSW)     
  ACT 2.0 0.6, 3.3 0.008 0.005
  NT −7.5 −10.1, -5.4 −0.020 <0.001
  QLD −4.0 −4.6, -3.4 −0.044 <0.001
  SA −5.0 −5.6, -4.4 −0.050 <0.001
  TAS −0.04 −1.1, 1.2 0.000 0.945
  VIC −4.8 −5.2, -4.4 −0.080 <0.001
  WA −3.9 −4.6, -3.3 −0.041 <0.001
IRSAD Decile (Deciles 1 and 2)     
  Deciles 3 and 4 2.7 1.9, 3.7 0.025 <0.001
  Deciles 5 and 6 3.0 2.4, 3.9 0.037 <0.001
  Deciles 7 and 8 5.5 4.8, 6.3 0.079 <0.001
  Deciles 9 and 10 11.6 11.0, 12.4 0.202 <0.001
ARIA Accessibility code (Highly accessible)     
  Accessible −0.08 −0.9, 0.8 0.000 0.852
  Moderately accessible −1.0 −2.6, 0.5 −0.004 0.182
  Remote −2.5 −5.5, 0.2 −0.006 0.068
  Very remote −4.1 −9.8, 1.6 −0.003 0.163
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander (non-ATSI)     
  ATSI −7.7 −10.1, -5.4 −0.019 <0.001