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Table 3 Relationship between desire to attend graduate school and respondents’ background factors (n = 127)

From: Preferences of young physicians at community hospitals regarding academic research training through graduate school: a cross-sectional research

  Number in category Number wishing to attend graduate school (%) Unadjusted P value Adjusteda P value
PD (95 % CI) PD (95 % CI)
Increase in postgraduate years, per year
 Every year 127   −5.0 (−8.8 to −1.2) 0.011 −6.0 (−9.8 to −2.3) 0.002
Gender and presence of children
 Men without children 71 42 (59.2) Reference   Reference  
 Men with children 24 15 (62.5) 3.3 (−20.2 to 26.9) 0.779 9.7 (−20.2 to 39.7) 0.52
 Women without children 27 14 (51.9) −7.3 (−30.3 to 15.7) 0.530 −11.6 (−32.7 to 9.6) 0.281
 Women with children 5 0 (0.0) −59.2 (−70.9 to −47.4) <0.001 −53.4 (−87.3 to −19.5) 0.002
Marital status
 Single 74 42 (56.7) Reference   Reference  
 Married 53 29 (54.7) −2.0 (−20.0 to 16.0) 0.823 0.5 (−22.6 to 23.5) 0.969
Location of two−year internship
 Community hospital 102 58 (56.8) Reference   Reference  
 University hospital 14 10 (71.4) 14.6 (−13.0 to 42.1) 0.297 7.7 (−20.6 to 35.9) 0.592
 Both community and university hospitals (“tasukigake”) 11 3 (27.3) −29.6 (−60.4 to 1.2) 0.060 −40.3 (−72.5 to −8.0) 0.015
Affiliated with university ikyoku
 No 107 57 (53.3) Reference   Reference  
 Yes 20 14 (70.0) 16.7 (−6.7 to 40.2) 0.16 22.6 (2.6 to 42.5) 0.027
  1. PD proportion difference, CI confidence interval
  2. Least-squares regression with robust variance was used to estimate differences in proportions of those wishing to enroll in graduate school
  3. aAll variables listed in Table 3 were forced into the regression model to estimate adjusted proportion differences