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Table 2 Effects of physicians’ characteristics on practicing in the prefecture of their medical schools

From: Differences in medical schools’ regional retention of physicians by school type and year of establishment: effect of new schools built under government policy

Fixed part Adjusted odds ratio 95 % CI p value
Year of establishment (post-1970) 0.75 0.62–0.90 0.002
School type (private) 0.63 0.51–0.77 <0.001
Location (prefecture with densely populated citiesa) 2.34 1.92–2.85 <0.001
Sex (male) 1.07 1.05–1.10 <0.001
Experience    
 3–5 years 1.24 1.19–1.29 <0.001
 6–10 years 1.12 1.08–1.15 <0.001
 11–20 years 1.05 1.03–1.08 <0.001
 ≥21 years Reference - -
Random part Standard deviation 95 % CI p value
Medical school 0.37 0.32–0.44 <0.001
  1. CI confidence interval
  2. aMedical schools located within prefectures that include municipalities of more than 700,000