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Table 3 Odds for students of urban background to reject working in rural area in reference to those of rural backgrounds

From: Factors influencing the decision of GHANAIAN optometry students to practice in rural areas after graduation

Variables Odds ratio 95% CI p- value
Lower boundary Upper boundary
Establish your first practice in a rural area 1.80 1.14 2.85 0.01
Employed by the Government to work in a rural area 1.72 1.02 2.89 0.04
Employed by an NGO to work in a rural area 1.44 0.82 2.50 0.20
Compulsory posting to rural areas by the Government 1.68 1.09 2.62 0.02
  1. Rural background used as the reference