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Table 3 Effects of physicians’ characteristics on practicing in the same or neighboring prefectures 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) 0.63 0.51–0.79 <0.001
School type (private) 0.85 0.66–1.08 0.178
Location (prefecture with densely populated citiesa) 2.54 2.02–3.20 <0.001
Sex (male) 1.05 1.03–1.08 <0.001
Experience    
 3–5 years 1.07 1.02–1.11 0.004
 6–10 years 0.95 0.92–0.98 0.001
 11–20 years 0.99 0.96–1.01 0.320
 ≥21 years Reference - -
Random part Standard deviation 95 % C.I. p value
Medical school 0.43 0.37–0.51 <0.001
  1. CI confidence interval
  2. aMedical schools located within prefectures that include municipalities of more than 700,000 residents