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Table 3 Factors associated with intention to work in the rural areas as expressed by undergraduate health professions students prior to having a COBERS placement in 2012

From: Influence of community-based education on undergraduate health professions students’ decision to work in underserved areas in Uganda

Variables Bivariate analysis Multivariate analysis
cOR 95% CI p value aOR 95% CI p value
Sex
 Male 1    1   
 Female 0.6 0.4–0.9 0.008 1.3 0.5–3.3 0.587
Childhood home
 Kampala 1    1   
 Urban out of Kampala 3.6 2.2–5.8 0.001 3.5 1.1–11.3 0.034
 Rural Uganda 6.6 4.0–10.9 0.001 4.7 1.5–15.0 0.010
 Other country 3.8 0.5–27.6 0.195 3.1 0.1–4.5 0.328
Response is disagree 1    1   
 High salary 0.5 0.3–0.8 0.005 0.5 0.1–2.2 0.373
 Being posted in rural area 7.4 4.5–12.3 0.001 4.8 2.3–9.7 0.001
 Access to long distance courses 1.7 1.2–2.4 0.005 2.3 1.0–5.8 0.050
 Extra allowance 0.4 0.3–0.7 0.001 0.2 0.1–0.6 0.004
 Availability of social amenities 0.3 0.1–0.6 0.001 0.2 0.1–0.7 0.012
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