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Table 2 Selection and socio-demographic factors by high versus low IRSAD decile for address at medical school entry (percentages are listed within each factor category)

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

  N IRSAD Decile at Medical School Entry 1-8 N IRSAD Decile at Medical School Entry 9-10 P-Value (χ 2 test)
Selection factors      <0.001
 ATAR or GPA alone 362 48.3% 1323 67.0%  
 ATAR or GPA, UMAT or GAMSAT and Interview Score 387 51.7% 757 36.4%  
Quota-based entry pathway      <0.001
 No quota-based entry 606 80.9% 2056 98.8%  
 Quota-based entry 143 19.1% 24 1.2%  
Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship      <0.001
 No medical rural bonded Scholarship 723 96.5% 2058 98.9%  
 Medical rural bonded scholarship 26 3.5% 22 1.1%  
Bonded Medical Place      0.032
 No bonded medical place 724 96.7% 2040 98.1%  
 Bonded medical place 25 3.3% 40 1.9%  
Age at completion      <0.001
 Up to 24 years 519 69.3% 1643 79.0%  
 25 years and older 230 30.7% 437 21.0%  
Sex      0.115
 Female 377 50.3% 976 46.9%  
 Male 372 49.7% 1104 53.1%  
Secondary school      <0.001
 Government 294 51.4% 663 39.7%  
 Independent 278 48.6% 1007 60.3%  
Country of Origin      <0.001
 Oceania 442 64.1% 1044 57.0%  
 UK and Ireland 37 5.4% 128 7.0%  
 NE and SE Asia 101 14.7% 414 22.6%  
 Southern Asia 29 4.2% 67 3.7%  
 Other 80 11.6% 179 9.8%  
  1. Significant P values are in bold-faced type