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Table 5 Multivariate logistic regression with low (1st to 8th) vs high (9th to 10th) IRSAD decile of current practice as the dependent variable and selection and socio-demographic factors as the predictor variables (N = 2829) (Nagelkerke R Square = 0.12)

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

Predictor Variable B S.E. P Value Odds Ratio (95% CI)
Quota-based entry pathway
 No quota-based entry     1.0
 Quota-based entry 0.444 0.182 0.015 1.56 (1.09, 2.23)
Selection factors
 ATAR or GPA alone     1.0
 ATAR or GPA, UMAT or GAMSAT and Interview score −0.124 0.125 0.318 0.88 (0.69, 1.13)
Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship
 No Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship     1.0
 Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship 0.860 0.313 0.006 2.36 (1.28, 4.37)
Bonded Medical Place
 No bonded medical place     1.0
 Bonded medical place 0.007 0.281 0.980 1.01 (0.58, 1.75)
Age at Completion
 24 years or younger     1.0
 25 years or older 0.233 0.104 0.025 1.26 (1.03, 1.55)
Sex
 Male     1.0
 Female 0.029 0.089 0.749 1.03 (0.86, 1.23)
School Type
 Government     1.0
 Independent −0.207 0.092 0.024 0.81 (0.68, 0.97)
Country of Origin
 Oceania     1.0
 Other −0.179 0.094 0.055 0.84 (0.70, 1.00)
Registration Type
 Specialist     1.0
 General registration 0.687 0.136 <0.001 1.99 (1.52, 2.60)
 General Practice 1.326 0.116 <0.001 3.77 (3.00, 4.73)
IRSAD Decile of Address at Entry
 Deciles 1-8 0.491 0.100 <0.001 1.63 (1.34, 1.99)
 Deciles 9-10     1.0
  1. Significant P values are in bold-face type