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Table 1 Bivariate analysis of background characteristics of students by gender

From: Career preferences of final year medical students at a medical school in Kenya–A cross sectional study

Variable Gender  
  M (n = 76) F (n = 79) Odds ratio p-value
  n % n % (95 % CI)  
Marital status       
  Single 72 94.7 70 88.6 1.00  
  Married 4 5.3 9 11.9 1.44 (0.68-7.86) 0.179
Location majority of life lived       
  Rural 20 26.3 6 7.6 1.00  
  Urban 56 73.7 73 92.4 4.34 (1.68-4.67) a0.003
Religious affiliation       
  Christian 56 73.7 67 84.8 1.0 (0.84-1.71) 0.144
  Muslim 15 19.7 9 11.4 0.5 (0.20-1.23) 0.133
  Hindu 4 5.3 2 2.5 0.5 (0.092-2.73) 0.144
  None 1 0.01 1 0.01 1.0 (0.06-15.98) 0.144
Profession Mother/female guardian       
 non-medical 68 89.5 70 88.6 1.00  
 Medical 8 10.5 9 11.4 1.09 (0.40-2.99) 0.863
Profession Father/male guardian       
 non-medical 68 89.5 71 89.9 1.00  
 Medical 8 10.5 8 10.1 0.96 (0.34-2.69) 0.935
Tuition fees       
 self-sponsored 27 35.5 50 63.3 1.00  
 government subsidy 49 64.5 29 36.7 0.32 (0.16-0.61) a0.001
  1. asignificant at 0.05 level of alpha. n number of students in that category with % allocated proportion
  2. Odds Ratio expressed as female: male