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Table 4 Binomial logistic regression model regarding perception of the entry-level doctoral degree causing more harm to the PA profession

From: A physician assistant entry-level doctoral degree: more harm than good?

Model OR 95% CI p
Model 1
 Black/African Americana .45 .11–1.78 .26
 Doctorate degreeb .35 .16–.78 .01
  ≥ 5 yearsc .72 .37–1.39 .32
Model 2
 Black/African Americana .28 .03–2.32 .24
 Doctorate degreeb .82 .22–3.13 .77
  ≥ 5 yearsc .54 .19–1.55 .25
 To be requiredd .07 .02–.21 .00
 To be offered but not be requiredd .38 .13–1.11 .08
 Feasibility to transitione .00 .00 1.00
 Negative impact to the PA-physician relationshipd 2.43 .80–7.38 .12
 Negative impact to the availability of clinical training sites d 4.39 1.57–12.32 .01
  1. Model evaluation: Model 1 R2 = .06; Model 2 R2 = .72.
  2. Note. OR odds ratio, CI Confidence interval
  3. Reference group for predictors: aNon-black/non-African American, bMaster’s degree or lower, c ≤ 5 years, ddisagree, enot feasible. Since there was no variance in the category variable of occupation, that variable was removed from the regression analysis. Due to a small sample size, neutral category was excluded for the data analytic purpose