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Table 2 Crude and adjusted odds ratio of characteristics of GP candidates among Japanese medical students (N = 1264)

From: What determines medical students’ career preference for general practice residency training?: a multicenter survey in Japan

OR (95% CI) Crude Adjusted
Demographics
 Sex (male) 0.94 (0.74, 1.21) 0.85 (0.64, 1.15)
 Hometown
  Urban
  Relatively urban 1.49* (1.04, 2.15) 1.45 (0.96, 2.17)
  Relatively rural 1.30 (0.92, 1.83) 1.24 (0.85, 1.83)
  Rural 1.37 (0.96, 1.97) 1.25 (0.84, 1.88)
 Other academic or professional experiences prior to medical school 1.22 (0.92, 1.61) 1.23 (0.90, 1.68)
 Physician parent 0.75* (0.58, 0.96) 0.59* (0.42, 0.83)
 Intent to inherit existing practice 1.36 (0.95, 1.95) 1.64* (1.01, 2.68)
Career priorities
 Mastering advanced procedures 0.72* (0.64, 0.81) 0.75* (0.65, 0.87)
 Work life balance 1.02 (0.90, 1.15) 0.89 (0.76, 1.06)
 Frequent patient communication 1.47* (1.28, 1.70) 1.17 (0.97, 1.42)
 Opening own clinic 1.13* (1.03, 1.23) 1.08 (0.95, 1.22)
 Involvement in preventive medicine 1.51* (1.35, 1.70) 1.18* (1.01, 1.38)
 Involvement in terminal care 1.41 (1.26, 1.58) 1.10 (0.95, 1.28)
 Acute care rather than chronic care 0.82* (0.73, 0.92) 0.85* (0.74, 0.98)
 Not treat patients with psychosocial problems 0.76* (0.68, 0.84) 0.91 (0.80, 1.04)
 Income 0.83* (0.73, 0.93) 0.92 (0.79, 1.08)
 Access to advanced medical fields 0.70* (0.62, 0.80) 0.85 (0.71, 1.02)
 Clinical diagnostic reasoning 1.60* (1.40, 1.82) 1.65* (1.40, 1.94)
 Depth rather than breadth of practice 0.61* (0.54, 0.69) 0.69* (0.59, 0.81)
 Involvement in global health 1.11* (1.00, 1.23) 1.03 (0.90, 1.18)
 Community-oriented practice 1.77* (1.55, 2.01) 1.33* (1.13, 1.57)
  1. Dependent variable: whether general practice was included in up to three choices (1) or not (0)
  2. Adjusted pseudo R2 = 0.1572; AIC = 1.093329
  3. * Statistically significant at an alpha level of 0.05