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Table 4 Univariate predictors of graduates currently in practice in low (1st to 8th) versus high (9th to 10th) IRSAD decile practice address

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

  Number (%) currently in practice address with IRSAD decile 1-8 Odds ratio (Logistic regression) P
Selection factors
 ATAR or GPA alone 471/1685 (28.0%) 1.0  
 ATAR or GPA, UMAT or GAMSAT and Interview score 353/1144 (30.9%) 1.15 (0.98, 1.36) 0.097
Quota-based entry pathway
 No quota-based entry 741/2662 (27.8%) 1.0  
 Quota-based entry 83/167 (49.7%) 2.56 (1.87, 3.51) <0.001
Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship
 No Medical rural bonded scholarship 796/2781 (28.6%) 1.0  
 Medical rural bonded scholarship 28/48 (58.3%) 3.49 (1.96, 6.23) <0.001
Bonded Medical Place
 No bonded medical place 803/2764 (29.1%) 1.0  
 Bonded medical place 21/65 (32.3%) 1.17 (0.69, 1.97) 0.568
Age at completion
 Up to 24 years 583/2162 (27.0%) 1.0  
 25 years and older 241/667 (36.1%) 1.53 (1.27, 1.84) <0.001
Sex
 Male 396/1476 (26.8%) 1.0  
 Female 428/1353 (31.6%) 1.26 (1.07, 1.48) 0.005
Secondary school
 Government 289/957 (30.2%) 1.0  
 Independent 320/1285 (24.9%) 0.77 (0.64, 0.92) 0.006
Country of Origin
 Oceania 448/1486 (30.1%) 1.0  
 UK and Ireland 53/165 (32.1%) 1.10 (0.78, 1.55) 0.605
 NE and SE Asia 124/515 (24.2%) 0.74 (0.59, 0.93) 0.010
 Southern Asia 27/96 (28.1%) 0.91 (0.57, 1.43) 0.672
 Other 73/259 (28.2%) 0.91 (0.68, 1.22) 0.520
Registration Type
 Specialist Practice 185/1091 (17.0%) 1.0  
 General Registration 347/1102 (31.5%) 2.25 (1.84, 2.76) <0.001
 General Practice 292/636 (45.9%) 4.16 (3.33, 5.19) <0.001
IRSAD Decile of Address at Entry
 Deciles 1-2 18/28 (64.3%) 5.40 (2.48, 11.77) <0.001
 Deciles 3-4 26/71 (36.6%) 1.73 (1.06, 2.84) 0.029
 Deciles 5-6 119/254 (46.9%) 2.64 (2.03, 3.45) <0.001
 Deciles 7-8 141/396 (35.6%) 1.66 (1.32, 2.08) <0.001
 Deciles 9-10 520/2080 (25.0%) 1.0  
  1. Significant P values are in bold-faced type