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Table 1 Registration versus non-registration among Kenyan nursing students ab

From: Informing the scale-up of Kenya’s nursing workforce: a mixed methods study of factors affecting pre-service training capacity and production

  Total (%) Registered (%) Non-registered (%) Odds ratio P-value 95% CI
Age Group       
 17 to 20 1,993 (23.6) 1,880 (94.3) 113 (5.7) 0.953 0.678 0.758 to 1.197
 21 to 25 5,757 (68.5) 5,443 (94.5) 314 (5.5) Ref   
 26 to 30 575 (6.8) 540 (93.9) 35 (6.1) 0.934 0.723 0.639 to 1.364
> 30 92 (1.1) 76 (82.6) 16 (17.4) 0.298 0.000 0.160 to 0.555
Gender       
 Female 6,725 (75.5) 6,345 (94.3) 380 (5.7) Ref   
 Male 2,180 (24.5) 2,048 (93.9) 132 (6.1) 0.929 0.481 0.758 to 1.140
Home Province       
 Coast 319 (3.6) 310 (97.2) 9 (2.8) Ref   
 Central 1,429 (16.2) 1,358 (95.0) 71 (5.0) 0.509 0.090 0.233 to 1.112
 Nairobi 1,088 (12.4) 1,045 (96.0) 43 (4.0) 0.731 0.445 0.326 to 1.636
 Eastern 1,528 (17.4) 1,460 (95.5) 68 (4.5) 0.559 0.147 0.255 to 1.226
 North Eastern 160 (1.8) 154 (96.2) 6 (3.8) 0.486 0.208 0.158 to 1.496
Nyanza 1,202 (13.7) 1,132 (94.2) 70 (5.8) 0.412 0.026 0.187 to 0.899
Rift Valley 2,340 (26.6) 2,190 (93.6) 150 (6.4) 0.409 0.021 0.191 to 0.876
Western 734 (8.3) 674 (91.8) 60 (8.2) 0.328 0.006 0.149 to 0.724
Training Province       
 North Eastern 237 (2.7) 229 (96.6) 8 (3.4) ref   
 Coast 413 (4.6) 394 (95.4) 19 (4.6) 0.541 0.209 0.207 to 1.412
 Central 1,633 (18.2) 1,546 (94.7) 87 (5.3) 0.685 0.387 0.289 to 1.616
 Nairobi 1,141 (12.7) 1,063 (93.2) 78 (6.8) 0.556 0.187 0.233 to 1.329
 Eastern 1,591 (17.8) 1,536 (96.5) 55 (3.5) 0.939 0.888 0.391 to 2.256
 Nyanza 1,222 (13.7) 1,158 (94.8) 64 (5.2) 0.874 0.765 0.362 to 2.112
 Rift Valley 2,032 (22.7) 1,868 (91.9) 164 (8.1) 0.539 0.151 0.232 to 1.253
 Western 687 (7.6) 639 (93.0) 48 (7.0) 0.541 0.179 0.220 to 1.327
Sponsoring Agent       
 Public (GOK) 5,274 (58.9) 5,004 (94.9) 270 (5.1) ref   
 Private 401 (4.5) 379 (94.5) 22 (5.5) 0.799 0.415 0.465 to 1.371
Faith-based 3,281 (36.6) 3,050 (93.0) 231 (7.0) 0.707 0.002 0.567 to 0.881
Programme Type       
 Enrolled 3,190 (35.6) 3,002 (94.1) 188 (5.9) ref   
 Registered 5,189 (57.9) 4,923 (94.9) 266 (5.1) 1.196 0.129 0.949 to 1.508
BScN 580 (6.5) 511 (88.1) 69 (11.9) 0.621 0.008 0.436 to 0.885
Enrolment Year       
 1999 1,495 (16.7) 1,430 (95.7) 65 (4.3) ref   
 2000 1,466 (16.4) 1,398 (95.4) 68 (4.6) 1.012 0.950 0.701 to 1.460
 2001 1,323 (14.8) 1,249 (94.4) 74 (5.6) 0.904 0.582 0.631 to 1.296
2002 1,615 (18.0) 1,496 (92.6) 119 (7.4) 0.598 0.002 0.430 to 0.830
 2003 1,541 (17.2) 1,468 (95.3) 73 (4.7) 0.939 0.735 0.653 to 1.351
2004 1,519 (16.9) 1,395 (91.8) 124 (8.2) 0.530 0.000 0.380 to 0.740
  1. aNote that due to missing data not all denominators are equal. Significant findings are noted in italics.
  2. bMultivariate logistic regression includes all variables, except gender, which was not significant in the univariate analysis.