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Table 4 Bivariate analysis for re-grouping of specialization choices according to lifestyle, with comparison by gender

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

Grouping of specialty choice by lifestyle Males Females OR (95 % CI)
  n % n %   p-value
1st choice of specialty       
Controllable lifestyle 8 11.1 13 18.1 0.67 (0.18-2.46) 0.543
Non-controllable lifestyle 64 88.9 59 81.9   
2nd choice of specialty       
Controllable lifestyle 17 25.0 23 32.9 0.85 (0.25-2.94) 0.807
Non-controllable lifestyle 51 75.0 47 67.1   
  1. Significance level of alpha 0.05, n number of students who chose specialty with their proportion, Options of ‘not-decided’ and ‘non-medical’ were excluded from this analysis
  2. Odds ratio compares female: male selection of non-controllable versus controllable lifestyle