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Table 7 Multivariate logistic regression with current urban vs rural site of practice as the dependent variable and rural background and RCS participation, selection factors and socio-demographic variables as the predictor variables (N = 728) (Nagelkerke R Square = 0.149)

From: Medical student selection criteria and socio-demographic factors as predictors of ultimately working rurally after graduation

Predictor variable B S.E. P value Odds ratio 95% CI for OR
  Lower Upper
Rural background and RCS participation       
  Urban and no RCS participation     1   
  Rural and no RCS participation 0.388 0.571 0.497 1.48 0.48 4.52
  Urban and RCS participation 1.213 0.330 <0.001 3.36 1.76 6.42
  Rural and RCS participation 1.631 0.487 0.001 5.11 1.97 13.25
Age at completion       
  23 yr or younger     1   
  24 yr or older 0.586 0.278 0.035 1.80 1.04 3.10
Sex       
  Male     1   
  Female −0.322 0.297 0.278 0.73 0.41 1.30
IRSAD Score       
  Deciles 7-10     1   
  Deciles 1-6 0.562 0.390 0.150 1.75 0.82 3.78
ATAR −0.093 0.117 0.429 0.91 0.72 1.15
Interview score −0.011 0.025 0.662 0.99 0.94 1.04
UMAT-1 Percentile score −0.008 0.008 0.261 0.99 0.98 1.01
UMAT-2 Percentile score −0.001 0.007 0.856 1.00 0.99 1.01
UMAT-3 Percentile score −0.013 0.006 0.027 0.99 0.98 1.00
  1. Significant P values are in bold-face type.