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Table 1 Associations between demographic and role-specific factors and high quality in postgraduate medical education. % = the proportion within the group that answered 1, quality. For example, 183 of the respondents were female. Among these 66% reported high quality

From: Factors related to the role of programme directors in association with quality in postgraduate medical education – a cross-sectional study

 Number of individuals% high qualityP- valueCrude ORP-valueAdjusted
ORa
Gender  0.13 0.2 
 Female18366% 1.5 (0.9–2.5) 1.4 (0.8–2.5)
 Male9656% 1.0 1.0
Years in practice  0.9 0.7 
 < 103161% 1.0 (0.5–2.3) 1.2 (0.7–2.3)
 10–1913661% 1.0 1.0
 >  1911164% 1.1 (0.7–1.9) 1.4 (0.6–3.7)
Years as programme director  0.05 0.17 
 0.5–2 years9453% 1.0 1.0
 3–7 years12769% 2.0 (1.1–3.5) 1.8 (1.9–3.4)
 >  7 years5862% 1.4 (0.7–2.8) 1.6 (0.7–3.7)
Medical specialty  < 0.01 0.02 
 Auxiliary3471% 3.3 (1.3–8.4) 2,8 (1–7.7)
 General practitioner5951% 1.4 (0.7–3.1) 3.6 (1.4–9.4)
 Medicine/neurology5042% 1.0 1.0
 Paediatric2171% 3.5 (1.1–10.4) 3.4 (1–11.4)
 Psychiatric2075% 4.1 (1.3–13.2) 5.8 (1.7–20.3)
 Surgical7575% 4.1 (1.9–8.8) 4.6 (2–10.6)
 Other1963% 2.4 (0.8–7.0) 2.1 (0.7–6.7)
Type of role  < 0.01 0.06 
 PD at a single unit15072% 2.8 (1.7–4.6) 2.4 (1.2–4.9)
 Managerial position at a single unit1771% 2.6 (0.9–7.8) 2.0 (0.6–6.9)
 PD for several units11248% 1.0 1.0
Number of residents  < 0.01 0.04 
 0–108869% 2.7 (1.5–5.1) 2.2 (1–5.2)
 11–207370% 2.8 (1.5–5.4) 2.3 (1–5.2)
 21–303272% 3.1 (1.3–7.4) 3.6 (1.4–9.7)
 > 308645% 1.0 1.0
  1. a Adjusted for gender, years in practice, years as PD, medical specialty, type of role, and number of residents