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Table 3 POMs describing associations between respondent demographic characteristics and factors important to motivating them to migrate to New Zealand (quality of life in New Zealand, their training and development goals and a desire to leave the UK NHS)

From: What motivates doctors to leave the UK NHS for a “life in the sun” in New Zealand; and, once there, why don’t they stay?

  Quality of life Training and development goals Desire to leave NHS
  OR 95% CI P OR 95% CI P OR 95% CI P
Gender          
 Female Reference       
 Male 1.07 0.73–1.58 0.7197 1.03 0.73–1.44 0.8857 1.27 0.91–1.76 0.1566
Age          
 20–30 Reference       
 31–40 0.78 0.41–1.45 0.4253 1.55 0.89–2.72 0.1253 0.60 0.35–1.01 0.0564
 41–50 0.33 0.12–0.92 0.0350* 1.01 0.42–2.43 0.9885 0.61 0.25–1.48 0.2673
 51–60 0.08 0.02–0.29 0.0001* 0.22 0.07–0.67 0.0082* 0.24 0.08–0.76 0.0149*
 61+ 0.05 0.01–0.21 0.0001* 0.15 0.04–0.55 0.0045* 0.22 0.06–0.83 0.0266*
Years practising          
 5 or less years Reference       
 6–10 years 0.97 0.51–1.85 0.9354 0.79 0.45–1.39 0.4113 1.38 0.81–2.36 0.2378
 11–15 years 0.84 0.36–1.99 0.6944 0.60 0.28–1.30 0.1966 1.16 0.56–2.39 0.6912
 16–20 years 1.63 0.52–5.22 0.4082 0.26 0.10–0.70 0.0071* 0.80 0.30–2.12 0.6611
 21 or more years 3.64 1.08–12.54 0.0384* 0.29 0.10–0.81 0.0177* 1.25 0.45–3.49 0.6683
Main job          
 General practitioner Reference       
 Hospital specialist 0.67 0.37–1.22 0.1985 1.54 0.94–2.55 0.0894 1.44 0.88–2.36 0.1419
 Registrar 0.40 0.21–0.75 0.0051* 2.24 1.30–3.86 0.0035* 1.21 0.72–2.05 0.4755
 Other 0.53 0.26–1.10 0.0911 1.66 0.88–3.11 0.1151 0.64 0.35–1.18 0.1543
  1. Gender, age (categorized), years practising (categorized) and main job were included as variables in each multivariate POM.
  2. *P < 0.05.