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Table 3 Regression analysis

From: Challenges to the Israeli healthcare system: attracting medical students to primary care and to the periphery

Demographics/criteria Multivariable Backward regression coefficient   Backward logistic regression
p Odds ratio 95% confidence limits P
Interest in a primary care residency r = 0.43     
 Male gender 0.264 0.015 2.251 1.195–4.241 0.012
Criteria for choosing a specialty
 Opportunity for research −0.096 0.033 0.755 0.578–0.987 0.04
 High salary −0.207 0.002 0.580 0.376–0.893 0.013
 Influency of spouse 0.122 0.018    
 Specialty that deals with social issues 0.146 0.004 1.442 1.079–1.927 0.013
 Work only in the community 0.278 0.001    
 Wide range of medical problems    1.512 1.004–2.277 0.048
Criteria for choosing a residency program r = 0.45     
 Leading department −0.125 0.053 0.581 0.395–0.854 0.006
 Influence of family 0.094 0.026 1.414 1.083–1.847 0.011
 Short residency (<  4.5 years) 0.159 0.001 1.524 1.122–2.069 0.007
 Peripheral hospital 0.188 0.001    
 Much supervision by senior physicians 0.202 0.001 1.836 1.340–2.515 0.001
 Much clinic time 0.207 0.001 1.495 1.110–2.013 0.008
Interest in a residency in a peripheral hospital r = 0.43     
 Older age 0.157 0.004 1.732 1.144–2.621 0.009
 Have considered a specialty −0.234 0.048    
 High school location (periphery) 0.138 0.002 1.546 1.089–2.193 0.015
Criteria for choosing a specialty
 Wide range of medical problems 0.144 0.008    
 Time with family 0.145 0.009 1.686 1.001–2.839 0.049
 Work only in the community 0.178 0.002 1.701 1.147–2.524 0.008
 Influence of spouse    1.488 1.019–2.173 0.039
 Private practice −0.109 0.012    
 Specialty that deals with social issues 0.123 0.003    
 Narrow range of medical problems 0.298 0.001 2.156 1.377–3.376 0.001
Criteria for choosing a residency program r = 0.52     
 Specific location in Israel −0.106 0.031    
 Leading department −0.280 0.001 0.480 0.091–0.791 0.004
 Limited work hours 0.108 0.031    
 Family living location 0.115 0.046    
 Many on-call shifts 0.121 0.011    
 Teaching students 0.144 0.001 1.563 1.061–2.304 0.024
 Physical challenge 0.157 0.001
 Primary care 0.168 0.002
 Much clinic time 0.198 0.003 1.893 1.288–2.783 0.001
 Much supervision by senior physicians    0.045 1.010–2.455 0.045
 Influence of family    1.430 1.030–1.986 0.022
Monetary incentives for residency in the periphery
  r - 0.58
 Opportunity for research −0.126 0.047 0.580 0.360–0.933 0.025
 Specialty advancing rapidly −0.143 0.022 0.620 0.393–0.90 0.041
 Specific location −0.204 0.001 0.428 0.275–0.667 0.001
 Primary care 0.115 0.023
 Specialty that deals with social issues 0.126 0.008 1.530 1.044–2.242 0.029
 Peripheral hospital 0.258 0.001 2.835 1.782–4.511 0.001