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Table 5 Association between rural preference and graduates’ attributes: a multivariable analysis with marginal effect

From: Attitudes toward working in rural areas of Thai medical, dental and pharmacy new graduates in 2012: a cross-sectional survey

  Doctor Dentist Pharmacist
Coef.(SE.) [95% CI] P value Coef.(SE.) [95% CI] P value Coef.(SE.) [95% CI] P value
Rural hometowna 0.05 (0.05) [−0.05 0.14] 0.322 0.15 (0.09) [−0.01 0.32] 0.071 0.09 (0.06) [−0.02 0.21] 0.114
School in upcountryb −0.07 (0.04) [−0.15 0.08] 0.079 0.09 (0.07) [−0.05 0.23] 0.214 0.00 (0.17) [−0.33 0.33] 0.988
Mode of admissionc          
Direct admission −0.05 (0.05) [−0.14 0.04] 0.257 −0.06 (0.07) [−0.20 0.08] 0.376 −0.11 (0.07) [−0.25 0.03] 0.137
CPIRD/ODOD 0.10 (0.05) [−0.00 0.21] 0.058 NA NA NA NA NA NA
Others −0.03 (0.07) [−0.16 0.11] 0.722 −0.08 (0.10) [−0.05 0.23] 0.464 −0.05 (0.09) [−0.23 0.12] 0.573
  1. aHaving urban hometown is a comparator.
  2. bGraduating from school within Bangkok and vicinity is a comparator.
  3. cBeing admitted through the national entrance examination is a comparator.
  4. 95% CI = 95% confidence interval; Coef.(SE.) = Coefficient (standard error) - the coefficient represented absolute probability (%) of having rural preference in each attribute compared to base attribute (comparator). NA = Not applicable as dentists and pharmacists did not have CPIRD/ODOD admission programme.