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Table 5 Predictors of intention to work in a rural location where binary variable is rural versus urban locationa

From: Practice intentions at entry to and exit from medical schools aspiring to social accountability: findings from the Training for Health Equity Network Graduate Outcome Study

  Number in unadjusted analysis Unadjusted odds ratios
(95% CI; p-value)
Adjusted odds ratios
(95% CI; p-value) (n = 1287)b
Age 2686 1.02 (1.00–1.03; 0.071) 1.00 (o.98–1.03;NS)
Female 2724 1.29 (1.11–1.50; 0.001) 0.81 (0.64–1.02; 0.07)
Income bottom two quintiles 1752 2.13 (1.74–2.61; < 0.001) 1.82 (1.42–2.35; < 0.001)
Identify as underserved group 2442 1.92 (1.60–2.30; < 0.001) 0.92 (0.70–1.22; NS)
Rural background (Quintiles 1, 2 and 3) 2312 2.77 (2.34–3.29; < 0.001) 2.03 (1.59–2.58; < 0.001)
Attend a regionally-based medical schoolc (ADZU, JCU and WSU) 2660 1.60 (1.50–1.17; < 0.001) 2.19 (1.69–2.84; < 0.001)
  1. aRural quintiles (1 = remote village, 2 = small rural town, 3 = large rural town) versus Urban quintiles (4 = major regional centre and 5 = major city or capital city). Excludes respondents from Ghent University
  2. bAdjusted odds ratio excludes respondents from Ghent, NOSM and SHS
  3. cClassification of regionally-based medical schools excluded NOSM and SHS on the grounds of insufficient sample size, and excluded Ghent due to differing concepts of rurality