Table 1.

Characteristics of practising FPs who finished their PG training in 2011 to 2013 and completed their UG or PG medical education or both at NOSM

CHARACTERISTIC*VALUENDATA COVERAGE, %
Age at entry into PG program, y
  • Mean (SD) = 31 (5.51)

  • Median = 29

  • Range = 24–50

131100
Female, n (%)87 (66.4)131100
Married or partnered at entry into PG program, n (%)59 (56.2)10580
Had children at entry into PG program, n (%)33 (34.4)9673
Rural Canadian background up to age 18 y
  • 25th percentile = 0

  • Median = 5

  • 75th percentile = 18

  • Bimodal distribution, n (%): 42 (42.9) had 0 y; 25 (25.5) had 18 y

9875
Northern Canada background up to age 18 y
  • 25th percentile = 11

  • Median = 18

  • 75th percentile = 18

  • Bimodal distribution, n (%): 18 (17.3) had 0 y; 61 (58.7) had 18 y

10479
Evidence of ability to communicate in French, n (%)49 (37.4)131100
Indigenous background, n (%)10 (9.2)10983
Intention to practise in a rural community as reported at end of UG training, n (%)51 (64.6)7960
Intention to practise in a northern Ontario community as reported at end of UG training, n (%)73 (92.4)7960
UG-PG medical school, n (%)
  • NOSM UG and PG: 51 (38.9)

  • NOSM UG only: 49 (37.4)

  • NOSM PG only: 31 (23.7)

131100
Service contract, n (%)§
  • Yes: 34 (35.8)

9573
  • NOSM—Northern Ontario School of Medicine, PG—postgraduate, UG—undergraduate.

  • * Characteristics with less than 98% data coverage were obtained from surveys of NOSM UG or PG trainees.

  • Strongly or moderately inclined to practise in at least 1 community of population size < 1000, 1000–5000, or 5000–10 000.

  • Strongly or moderately inclined to practise in northeast or northwest Ontario.

  • § The NOSM PG–only group has 22 of 31 missing values.