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Table 6 Binomial logistic regression analysis for factors affecting ‘Location of practice’

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

Location of practice (urban versus rural) Odds Ratio (95 % CI) p-value
Majority of life spent (urban vs rural) 1.89 (0.75-4.81) 0.177
Intention to train (Abroad vs Kenya) 1.74 (0.11-28.37) 0.697
Gender (female vs male) 1.63 (0.74-3.63) 0.226
Marital status (married vs single) 2.80 (0.33-23.91) 0.346
Religious affiliation (base category Christianity)    
Muslim 2.07 (0.63-6.87) 0.230
Hindu 1 - -
None 1 - -
Factors affecting location of practice (base outcome ‘No’)    
Maybe 1.73 (0.68-4.39) 0.253
Yes 1.36 (0.55-3.36) 0.501
  1. The variable labelled ‘factors affecting location of practice’ was generated after factor analysis of 14 independent variables on questionnaire. [see Additional file 1- section C4]
  2. Odds ratios compare urban versus rural practice