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Table 5 Factors influencing intended duration of working in rural areas (after graduation) by undergraduate health professions students that have not had a COBERS placement, 2012

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

Variable Bivariate analysis Multivariate analysis
cIRR 95% CI p value aIRR 95% CI p value
Sex
 Male 1    1   
 Female 0.6 0.5–0.8 0.001 0.6 0.4–0.9 0.023
School attended
 Boarding school 1    1   
 Urban day school 0.5 0.3–0.8 0.008 0.5 0.3–0.8 0.008
 Rural day school 1.0 0.6–1.7 0.998 1.0 0.6–1.7 0.998
Response is disagree 1    1   
 High salary 0.5 0.4–0.6 0.001 0.4 0.3–0.7 0.001
 Reliable electricity 0.8 0.7–1.0 0.012 0.6 0.3–1.0 0.040
 Reliable internet 1.2 1.1–1.4 0.003 1.5 1.0–2.33 0.050
 Having the skills needed 1.4 1.1–1.8 0.003 2.0 1.3–3.1 0.002