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Table 3 Multivariate linear regression for change in UMAT-2 score from first sit to second sit (N = 17,089, r 2= 0.227)

From: Practice effects in medical school entrance testing with the undergraduate medicine and health sciences admission test (UMAT)

Predictor variable( reference group in brackets) N B (95% CI) Beta P-value
UMAT-2 Score Percentile Test 1 17089 -0.31 (-0.32, -0.30) -0.494 <0.001
Number of years between tests 17089 -0.06 (-0.33, 0.22) 0.033 <0.001
Age (≤ 16 yr of age) 222    
  17 yr 5958 -1.82 (-4.38, 0.75) -0.004 0.884
  18 yr 7209 -3.01 (-5.57, -0.45) -0.028 0.352
  19 yr 1682 -6.14 (-8.85, -3.43) -0.041 0.031
  20 - 30 yr 1749 -9.91 (-12.60, -7.22) -0.068 <0.001
  > 30 yr 269 -12.25 (-15.68, -8.83) -0.014 0.161
Gender (Females) 9463    
  Males 7626 2.38 (1.79, 2.96) -0.082 <0.001
Language spoken at home (English) 10726    
  Asian Languages 5611 -3.48 (-4.13, -2.83) -0.170 <0.001
  European Languages 349 -3.17 (-5.22, -1.13) -0.022 0.001
  Other Languages 403 -5.33 (-7.26, -3.41) -0.066 <0.001
School type (Government) 8911    
  Catholic 2565 -1.51 (-2.37, -0.65) -0.008 0.262
  Independent 5102 0.45 (-0.24, 1.13) 0.025 0.001
  Other 84 -2.54 (-4.41, -0.67) -0.024 0.001
  TAFE 427 -2.32 (-6.49, 1.85) -0.006 0.361
Country (Australia) 12522    
  New Zealand 4436 0.74 (0.02, 1.45) -0.010 0.181
  Other Country 131 1.41 (-1.91, 4.72) 0.003 0.612
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) 17044    
  Non-ATSI 45 -2.80 (-8.40, 2.81) -0.008 0.227
  1. (Significant P-values are boldfaced).