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Table 4 Factors associated with medical students’ intention to leave 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
Age   1.01 (0.98 – 1.03) 0.623 1.64 (1.00 – 4.82) 0.050
Sex Female 1   1  
  Male 1.14 (0.65 – 2.01) 0.646 0.05 (0.001 -1.59) 0.087
CGPA****   0.98 (0.89 – 1.07) 0.626   
Perceived social status Lower class 1   1  
  Lower middle 0.40 (0.16 – 1.01) 0.053 0.02 (0.001 -15.0) 0.235
  Upper middle 0.45 (0.17 – 1.18) 0.105 0.03 (0.001 – 4.88) 0.175
  Upper class 0.95 (0.73 – 4.17) 0.957   
Not satisfied with work conditions 1.20 (0.55 – 2.62) 0.640 33.6 (0.5 – 2313.6) 0.104
Said hospital supplies inadequate 1.13 (0.59 – 2.17) 0.704 0.92 (0.04 – 19.91) 0.958
Said patient load is high 1.07 (0.60 – 1.89) 0.830 0.1 (0.01 – 2.57) 0.108
Said payment is low 1.44 (0.37 – 5.53) 0.591   
Institution affiliation MakCHS* 1   1  
  MUST** 1.34 (0.69 – 2.60) 0.394 1.73 (0.07 – 44.73) 0.740
  Gulu 1.06 (0.55 – 2.03) 0.865   
  KIU*** 1.68 (0.80 – 3.54) 0.173 0.04 (0.003-4.90) 0.190
Intends to leave health sector 2.95 (1.28 – 6.81) 0.011   
  1. *Makerere University College of Health sciences
  2. **Mbarara University of Science and Technology
  3. ***Kampala International University
  4. ****Cumulative Grade Progress Average