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Table 1 Driving time from parental postcode to Unit of Application (UoA)

From: Geographical mobility of UK trainee doctors, from family home to first job: a national cohort study

  Overall sample distribution Less than 2 h (n = 3519, 61.9%) Between 2 and 4 h
(n = 1503, 26.4%)
More than 4 h
(n = 667, 11.7%)
p-value
n % n Row % n Row % n Row %  
Gender
 Female 3318 58.3 2039 61.5 889 26.8 390 11.8 0.728
 Male 2371 41.7 1480 62.4 614 25.9 277 11.7
Age Category
 School Leaver (17–20) 5041 88.6 3092 61.3 1353 26.8 596 11.8 0.072
 Mature (21+) 648 11.4 427 65.9 150 23.1 71 11.0
Highest qualification on entry to medical school
 Graduate 471 8.3 314 66.7 105 22.3 52 11.0 0.069
 Non-Grad 5218 91.7 3205 61.4 1398 26.8 615 11.8
Type of secondary school attended
 State-funded 3932 71.1 2469 62.8 988 25.1 475 12.1 0.001
 Fee paying school 1597 28.9 947 59.3 479 30.0 171 10.7
Parental Occupation
 I-Managerial and professional occupations 4128 90.1 2475 60.0 1140 27.6 513 12.4 < 0.001
 Other occupations (NS-SEC II – V) 456 9.9 321 70.4 92 20.2 43 9.4
Free School Meal
 Yes 380 7.3 281 73.9 61 16.1 38 10.0 < 0.001
 No 4858 92.7 2968 61.1 1321 27.2 569 11.7
Income Support
 Yes 692 13.8 444 64.2 171 24.7 77 11.1 0.395
 No 4308 86.2 2650 61.5 1161 26.9 497 11.5
Parent Education (University degree)
 Yes 3849 71.1 2289 59.5 1090 28.3 470 12.2 < 0.001
 No 1564 28.9 1075 68.7 338 21.6 151 9.7
(Neighbourhood) of participation of higher education areas (POLAR 2&3)
 Low Participation 287 5.1 192 66.9 80 27.9 15 5.2 0.003
 High Participation 5369 94.9 3320 62.1 1502 26.6 642 11.4
Ethnicity
 Asian or Asian British 921 16.2 728 79.0 155 16.8 38 4.1 < 0.001
 Black or Black British 96 1.7 59 61.5 28 29.2 9 9.4
 Mixed 209 3.7 120 57.4 68 32.5 21 10.0
 Other Ethnic Groups 105 1.8 84 80.0 16 15.2 5 4.8
 White 4349 76.6 2521 58.0 1234 28.4 594 13.7
Domicile
 England 4340 76.6 2746 63.3 1261 29.1 333 7.7 < 0.001
 Northern Ireland 374 6.6 236 63.1 0 0.0 138 36.9
 Scotland 706 12.5 415 58.8 152 21.5 139 19.7
 Wales 245 4.3 122 49.8 90 36.7 33 13.5
Foundation School [Region]
 London Area 1888 33.2 1259 66.7 452 23.9 177 9.4 < 0.001
 Northern Ireland 247 4.3 236 95.5 0 0 11 4.5
 Rest of England 1785 31.4 1055 59.1 562 31.5 168 9.4
 Scotland 713 12.5 415 58.2 135 18.9 163 22.9
 South of England 836 14.7 447 53.5 258 30.9 131 15.7
 Wales 220 3.9 107 48.6 96 43.6 17 7.7
  1. The results are based on the assumption that the applicants lived at the address given as their parental postcode