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Table 4 Factors associated with intention to work in rural areas as expressed by undergraduate health professions students after a 5–8 weeks 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
University
 Gulu 1    1   
 MakCHS 0.9 0.4–1.9 0.708 0.3 0.1–1.1 0.062
 MUST 1.7 0.8–3.8 0.191 0.6 0.2–1.9 0.387
Sex
 Male 1    1   
 Female 0.8 0.6–1.2 0.299 1.0 0.5–1.9 0.988
Response is disagree 1    1   
 High salary 0.5 0.3–0.8 0.001 0.6 0.2–1.4 0.216
 Good housing 0.6 0.4–1.0 0.049 0.5 0.2–1.2 0.126
 Being posted in rural area 11.4 7.0–18.5 0.001 15.1 6.5–35.5 0.001
 Access to long distance courses 2.2 1.6–3.2 0.001 2.0 1.0–3.7 0.039
 Having the skills needed 2.7 1.7–4.2 0.001 1.3 0.6–2.8 0.506
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