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Table 3 Factors associated with medical students’ intention to leave the health sector in Uganda after graduation, 2013. (n = 255)

From: Career intentions of final year medical students in Uganda after graduating: the burden of brain drain

   Bivariate analysis Multivariate analysis
Variable Categories OR (95 % CI) P value OR (95 % CI) P value
Institution MakCHS* 1   1  
  MUST** 1.82 (0.69 – 4.80) 0.226 1.09 (0.37 – 3.20) 0.874
  Gulu 1.61 (0.61 – 4.21) 0.335   
  KIU*** 0.76 (0.20 – 2.92) 0.987 0.41 (0.03 – 6.06) 0.520
Age   0.96 (0.86 – 1.08) 0.516   
Sex Female 1   1  
  Male 1.01 (0.43 – 2.38) 0.981 0.89 (0.30 – 2.66) 0.833
Marital status Single 1   1  
  Married 0.60 (0.19 – 1.92) 0.393 0.50 (0.11 – 2.33) 0.379
Perceived social status Lower class 1   1  
  Lower middle 0.33 (0.10 – 1.06) 0.062 0.15 (0.04 – 0.67) 0.012
  Upper middle 0.36 (0.11 – 1.25) 0.108 0.21 (0.05 – 0.94) 0.041
  Upper class 3.40 (0.62 – 18.75) 0.160 2.38 (0.36 – 15.6) 0.365
CGPA****   0.78 (0.35– 1.74) 0.543 0.30 (0.10 – 0.88) 0.029
Want to leave country 2.95 (1.28 – 6.81) 0.011 3.22 (1.15 – 9.06) 0.026
  1. *Makerere University College of Health sciences
  2. **Mbarara University of Science and Technology
  3. ***Kampala International University
  4. ****Cumulative Grade Progress Average