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Table 6 Univariate predictors of capital city based graduates currently in practice in an outer metropolitan versus inner metropolitan practice address (N = 2473)

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 in outer metropolitan area Odds ratio (Logistic regression) P
Selection factors
 ATAR or GPA alone 218/1488 (14.7%) 1.0  
 ATAR or GPA, UMAT or GAMSAT and Interview score 153/985 (15.5%) 1.07 (0.86, 1.34) 0.547
Quota-based entry pathway
No quota-based entry 340/2354 (14.4%) 1.0  
Quota-based entry 31/119 (26.1%) 2.09 (1.36, 3.19) 0.001
Medical Rural Bonded Scholarship
 No Medical rural bonded scholarship 363/2444 (14.9%) 1.0  
 Medical rural bonded scholarship 8/29 (27.6%) 2.18 (0.96, 4.97) 0.063
Bonded Medical Place
 No bonded medical place 359/2419 (14.8%) 1.0  
 Bonded medical place 12/54 (22.2%) 1.64 (0.86, 3.14) 0.137
Age at completion
 Up to 24 years 276/1923 (14.4%) 1.0  
 25 years and older 95/550 (17.3%) 1.25 (0.97, 1.61) 0.091
Sex
 Male 187/1175 (15.9%) 1.0  
 Female 184/1298 (14.2%) 1.15 (0.92, 1.43) 0.227
Secondary school
 Government 136/839 (16.2%) 1.0  
 Independent 154/1154 (13.3%) 0.80 (0.62, 1.02) 0.074
Country of Origin
 Oceania 210/1268 (16.6%) 1.0  
 UK and Ireland 24/142 (16.9%) 1.03 (0.65, 1.63) 0.918
 NE and SE Asia 57/484 (11.8%) 0.67 (0.49, 0.92) 0.011
 Southern Asia 12/82 (14.6%) 0.86 (0.46, 1.62) 0.599
 Other 34/226 (15.0%) 0.89 (0.60, 1.32) 0.686
Registration Type
 Specialist Practice 105/1033 (10.2%) 1.0  
 General Registration 160/951 (16.8%) 1.79 (1.37, 2.33) <0.001
 General Practice 106/489 (21.7%) 2.45 (1.82, 3.29) <0.001
IRSAD Decile of Address at Entry
 Deciles 1-2 9/20 (45.0%) 5.45 (2.24, 13.28) <0.001
 Deciles 3-4 20/62 (32.3%) 3.17 (1.83, 5.49) <0.001
 Deciles 5-6 39/187 (20.9%) 1.76 (1.20, 2.56) 0.004
 Deciles 7-8 59/335 (17.6%) 1.42 (1.04, 1.94) 0.026
 Deciles 9-10 244/1869 (13.1%) 1.0  
  1. Significant P values are in bold-faced type