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Table 3 Characteristics of GPs working in a remote practice

From: Widening access to medicine may improve general practitioner recruitment in deprived and rural communities: survey of GP origins and current place of work

Characteristic No (%) working in a remote practice Unadjusted OR (95 % CI) Adjusted OR (95 % CI) p-value (adjusted)
Male (n = 413) 83 (20.1) 1   
Female (n = 383) 65 (17.0) 0.81 (0.56 to 1.16) -  
25–40 years (n = 164) 28 (17.1) 1 -  
41–55 years (n = 492) 95 (19.3) 1.16 (0.73 to 1.85)   
56–75 years (n = 145) 27 (18.6) 1.11 (0.62 to 1.99)   
Graduation year     
   1970–79 (n = 180) 32 (17.8) 1 -  
   1980–89 (n = 375) 73 (19.5) 1.12 (0.71 to 1.77)   
   1990–99 (n = 194) 31 (16.0) 0.88 (0.51 to 1.51)   
   2000–05 (n = 49) 14 (28.6) 1.85 (0.89 to 3.83)   
Urban–rural classification at medical school entry     
   Scotland – city (n = 219) 25 (11.4) 1 1  
   Scotland – urban (n = 134) 9 (6.7) 0.56 (0.25 to 1.24) 0.56 (0.25 to 1.24) 0.16
   Scotland – accessible (n = 95) 22 (23.2) 2.34 (1.24 to 4.40) 2.34 (1.24 to 4.40) 0.006
   Scotland – remote (n = 42) 16 (38.1) 4.78 (2.26 to 10.10) 4.78 (2.26 to 10.10) <0.001
   Other UK (n = 183) 49 (26.8) 2.83 (1.67 to 4.82) 2.83 (1.67 to 4.82) <0.001
   Non-UK (n = 37) 7 (18.9) 1.81 (0.72 to 4.53) 1.81 (0.72 to 4.53) 0.25