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Table 2 First preference for specialization as distributed by gender

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

1st Specialty Male Female OR (95 % CI)
  n % n %   p-value
Anaesthesia 0 0 4 5.06 N/A  
Academic medicine 2 2.63 2 2.53 0.96 (0.13-7.00) 0.969
Basic science 1 1.32 0 0 N/A  
ENT 1 1.32 6 7.59 6.16 (0.72-52.4) 0.096
Family medicine/GP 1 1.32 2 2.53 1.94 (0.17-21.94 0.589
Internal Medicine 10 13.16 13 16.46 1.3 (0.53-3.17) 0.564
Obs/Gyn 18 23.68 9 11.39 0.41 (0.17-0.99) a0.044
Ophthalmology 2 2.63 4 5.06 1.97 (0.35-11.10) 0.441
Orthopaedics 14 18.42 1 1.27 0.05 (0.01-0.44) a0.006
Paediatrics 2 2.63 15 18.99 8.67 (1.91-39.30) a0.005
Pathology 0 0 1 1.27 N/A  
Public health 2 2.63 3 3.8 1.46 (0.23-8.99) 0.681
Radiology 2 2.63 5 6.33 2.5 (0.47-13.29) 0.382
Surgery 17 22.37 7 8.86 0.33 (0.13-0.86) a0.020
Psychiatry 0 0 0 0 N/A  
Not decided 4 5.26 6 7.59 1.48 (0.47-5.46) 0.555
Non-medical (leave medicine) 0 0 1 1.27 N/A  
Total 76 100 79 100   
  1. asignificant at alpha level 0.05, N/A not applicable, n number of students who selected a particular specialty with % proportion
  2. Odds Ratio indicated as female: male