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Table 4 Logistic regression for factors associated with surgical specialty preference (N = 9313)

From: Factors associated with the specialty choice of Korean medical students: a cross-sectional survey

   All Subgroup analysis
   aOR (95 % CI) Men Women
    aOR (95 % CI) aOR (95 % CI)
Men (ref: women) 2.537* (2.296–2.804)   
Age 0.985 (0.968–1.003) 0.974* (0.954–0.995) 1.024 (0.986–1.064)
Grade 1st Reference Reference Reference
  2nd 0.907 (0.802–1.027) 0.967 (0.836–1.119) 0.768* (0.608–0.970)
  3rd 0.909 (0.795–1.040) 0.949 (0.809–1.113) 0.805 (0.625–1.038)
  4th 1.022 (0.890–1.173) 1.065 (0.903–1.256) 0.876 (0.677–1.135)
Medical college (ref: graduate medical school) 0.885* (0.790–0.991) 0.849* (0.743–0.970) 1.009 (0.810–1.256)
Metropolitan hometown (ref: nonmetropolitan) 1.031 (0.938–1.134) 1.055 (0.941–1.182) 0.970 (0.815–1.154)
Metropolitan school (ref: nonmetropolitan) 0.892* (0.806–0.988) 0.840* (0.743–0.949) 1.032 (0.858–1.241)
  1. *P < 0.05