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Table 3 Results of univariate linear regressions of UKCAT subtest scores on WP categories and sex

From: Comparison of the sensitivity of the UKCAT and A Levels to sociodemographic characteristics: a national study

Predictor variable Outcome variable Intercept Coefficient p 95% CI
State school (excluding grammar) Verbal 603 -12.0 <0.001 -15.18 to -8.91
  Abstract 632 -16.7 <0.001 -19.96 to -13.50
  Quantitative 668 -21.8 <0.001 -25.20 to -18.37
  Decision making 691 -9.1 <0.001 -10.90 to -7.39
Non-white ethnicity Verbal 613 -43.1 <0.001 -46.22 to -40.01
  Abstract 625 -5.5 0.001 -8.88 to -2.20
  Quantitative 666 -24.3 <0.001 -27.84 to -20.82
  Decision making 689 -8.9 <0.001 -10.72 to -7.10
>20 years at application Verbal 597 -49.4 <0.001 -67.61 to -31.11
  Abstract 623 -28.0 0.004 -46.88 to -9.17
  Quantitative 657 -38.3 <0.001 -58.28 to -18.31
  Decision making 686 -15.0 0.004 -25.27 to -4.73
Non-professional background Verbal 599 -35.3 <0.001 -41.95 to -28.60
  Abstract 623 -12.9 <0.001 -19.87 to -6.02
  Quantitative 658 -20.7 <0.001 -28.06 to -13.38
  Decision making 686 -10.5 <0.001 -14.22 to -6.69
Male sex Verbal 593 8.9 <0.001 5.74 to 12.06
  Abstract 622 .7 0.69 -2.60 to 3.93
  Quantitative 645 25.8 <0.001 22.38 to 29.22
  Decision making 687 -2.0 0.03 -3.78 to -.22
EASL Verbal 604 -46.9 <0.001 -51.17 to -42.67
  Abstract 624 -7.5 0.001 -11.99 to -2.97
  Quantitative 660 -24.2 <0.001 -28.92 to -19.41
  Decision making 687 -11.4 <0.001 -13.81 to -8.92
  1. Coefficients are provided in unstandardised form in the original metric of the UKCAT score (mean subscale score for this sample approximately 600, SD of 75).