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Table 2 Univariate predictors of graduates currently in rural practice working in an area defined as ASGC-RA 3–5 vs ASGC-RA 2

From: Longitudinal rural clerkships: increased likelihood of more remote rural medical practice following graduation

  Number (%) currently in ASGC 3–5 area Odds ratio (Logistic regression) P value
Group    
 Pre RCSWA 91/200 (45.5%) 1.0  
 Post RCSWA – Urban Training 33/63(52.4%) 1.32 (0.75, 2.32) 0.341
 Post RCSWA – Rural Training 48/61 (78.7%) 4.42 (2.26, 8.67) <0.001
Age at completion    
 Up to 23 yr 68/127 (53.5%) 1.0  
 24 yr and older 104/197 (52.8%) 0.97 (0.62, 1.52) 0.970
Sex    
 Female 94/156 (60.3%) 1.75 (1.13, 2.72) 0.013
 Male 78/168 (45.3%) 1.0  
IRSAD Decile    
 1-2 5/8 (62.5%) 1.65 (0.39, 7.08) 0.499
 3-4 5/9 (55.6%) 1.24 (0.32, 4.74) 0.754
 5-6 25/40 (62.5%) 1.65 (0.83, 3.30) 0.155
 7-8 26/46 (56.5%) 1.29 (0.68, 2.44) 0.438
 9-10 111/221(50.2%) 1.0  
Rural background    
 Urban 125/248 (50.4%) 1.0  
 Rural 47/76 (61.8%) 1.51 (0.90, 2.56) 0.121
ASGC-RA – Town of origin    
 ASGC – RA 1 – Major City 125/246 (50.8%) 1.0  
 ASGC – RA 2 – Inner regional 12/26 (46.2%) 0.83 (0.37, 1.87) 0.652
 ASGC – RA 3 – Outer regional 23/35 (65.7%) 1.86 (0.88, 3.89) 0.102
 ASGC – RA 4–5 – Remote/Very remote 12/17 (70.6%) 2.32 (0.80, 6.79) 0.124
Secondary school type    
 Independent 60/116 (51.7%) 1.0  
 Government 69/115 (60.0%) 0.71 (0.42, 1.20) 0.206
Secondary school location    
 Metropolitan 104/187 (55.6%) 1 0.885
 Rural 25/44 (56.8%) 1.05 (0.54, 2.04)  
Country of origin    
 Oceania 112/201 (55.7%) 1.0  
 UK and Ireland 12/21 (57.1%) 1.06 (0.43, 2.63) 0.901
 Eastern and SE Asia 11/30 (36.7%) 0.46 (0.21, 1.02) 0.055
 Southern Asia 6/8 (75.0%) 2.38 (0.47, 12.10) 0.295
 Other 14/26 (53.8%) 0.93 (0.41, 2.10) 0.927
  1. Significant P values are in bold-faced type.