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Table 2 Logistic regression analysis for underlying factors associated with medical study in the students’ dataset

From: COVID-19 outbreak improves attractiveness of medical careers in Chinese senior high school students

Characteristics No. Univariate analysis Multivariate analysis
β SE OR (95%CI) P PFDRc β SE OR (95%CI) Padja PFDR
Sex
 Male 9933 Ref   Ref    Ref   Ref   
 Female 11,152 0.260 0.030 1.30 (1.22–1.38) < 0.0001 < 0.0001 0.254 0.03 1.29 (1.22–1.37) < 0.0001 < 0.0001
Father’s education
 Below high school 7558 Ref   Ref    Ref   Ref   
 High school 5934 −0.030 0.040 0.97 (0.90–1.05) 0.450   − 0.013 0.04 0.99 (0.91–1.07) 0.757  
 Diploma or above 7593 −0.090 0.040 0.91 (0.85–0.98) 0.0096 0.021 −0.100 0.05 0.90 (0.82–1.00) 0.042 0.107
Mother’s education
 Below high school 9102 Ref   Ref    Ref   Ref   
 High school 4933 −0.060 0.040 0.94 (0.88–1.02) 0.138   −0.034 0.04 0.97 (0.89–1.05) 0.444  
 Diploma or above 7050 −0.080 0.030 0.93 (0.86–0.99) 0.027 0.050 −0.055 0.05 0.95 (0.86–1.04) 0.270  
Region
 Hubei 809 Ref   Ref    Ref   Ref   
 Outside of Hubei 20,276 0.500 0.090 1.65 (1.39–1.96) < 0.0001 < 0.0001 0.270 0.09 1.31 (1.10–1.56) < 0.0001 < 0.0001
Academic year
 First year 7032 Ref   Ref    Ref   Ref   
 Second year 6698 0.193 0.040 0.82 (0.77–0.89) < 0.0001 < 0.0001 −0.199 0.10 0.82 (0.67–1.00) < 0.0001 < 0.0001
 Graduate year 6984 0.012 0.040 1.01 (0.94–1.09) 0.745   −0.004 0.04 1.00 (0.92–1.08) 0.919  
 Resit of graduate year 371 0.396 0.110 1.49 (1.20–1.84) 0.0003 < 0.0001 0.349 0.04 1.42 (1.31–1.53) 0.002 0.004
Academic performance
 Top tier 4698 Ref   Ref    Ref   Ref   
 Second tier 4679 0.017 0.037 1.02 (0.95–1.09) 0.644   0.025 0.039 1.03 (0.95–1.11) 0.514  
 Third tier and others 1708 0.030 0.056 0.97 (0.87–1.08) 0.590   0.009 0.059 1.00 (0.90–1.13) 0.876  
Any acquaintance with COVID-19
 No 20,757 Ref   Ref    Ref   Ref   
 Yes 328 0.237 0.128 0.79 (0.61–1.01) 0.064   0.059 0.14 1.06 (0.81–1.40) 0.670  
IDSHL scoreb
  ≤73 10,759 Ref   Ref    Ref   Ref   
 >73 10,326 0.395 0.030 1.48 (1.40–1.57) < 0.0001 < 0.0001 0.418 0.03 1.52 (1.43–1.61) < 0.0001 < 0.0001
  1. aAdjusted by all the variables as listed in the characteristics
  2. bIDSHL: Infectious disease-specific health literacy
  3. cThe adjusted P value based on Benjamini-Hochberg FDR test