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Table 1 Socio-economic status (as measured by IRSAD decile) pre and post introduction of expanded selection criteria in 1999, together with expansion of quota-based approaches for students of rural, indigenous and socio-educationally disadvantaged backgrounds (χ 2 = 94.3, P < 0.001)

From: Impact of medical student origins on the likelihood of ultimately practicing in areas of low vs high socio-economic status

  IRSAD Decile at Entry to Medical School  
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Total
Pre 1999 3 (0.2%) 13 (0.7%) 13 (0.7%) 16 (0.9%) 43 (2.4%) 63 (3.6%) 125 (7.0%) 106 (6.0%) 378 (21.3%) 1014 (57.2%) 1774 (100%)
Post 1999 2 (0.2%) 10 (0.9%) 21 (2.0%) 21 (2.0%) 70 (6.6%) 78 (7.4%) 62 (5.9%) 103 (9.8%) 193 (18.3%) 495 (46.9%) 1055 (100%)
Total 5 23 34 37 113 141 187 208 571 1509 2829