Table 3.

Predicting rural or northern Ontario practice location of practising FPs (97 of 131 CMGs) who finished their PG training in 2011 to 2013 and completed their UG or PG medical education or both at NOSM

PREDICTORβSTANDARD ERROR (β)WALD χ2P VALUEOR95% CI FOR OR
Rural northern Ontario vs other location*
  • Rural background, y0.150.0411.31< .011.161.06–1.27
  • Northern Canada background, y−0.030.050.30.580.970.88–1.08
  • NOSM UG onlyNANA7.83.021.00NA
  • NOSM PG only1.841.571.36.246.270.29–136.74
  • NOSM UG and PG2.150.777.72< .018.621.89–39.36
  • Constant−4.171.1213.90< .0010.02NA
Northern Ontario vs other location
  • Rural background, y−0.0050.040.02.891.000.92–1.07
  • Northern Canada background, y0.040.05.064.431.040.94–1.16
  • NOSM UG onlyNANA30.80< .0011.00NA
  • NOSM PG only2.411.213.98.0511.131.04–118.84
  • NOSM UG and PG3.880.7130.15< .00148.6212.15–194.48
  • Constant−1.810.993.38.070.16NA
Rural Ontario vs other location§
  • Rural background, y0.120.0410.06< .011.121.05–1.21
  • Northern Canada background, y−0.010.050.04.850.990.91–1.08
  • NOSM UG onlyNANA5.20.071.00NA
  • NOSM PG only0.981.410.48.492.670.17–42.35
  • NOSM UG and PG1.400.625.19.024.061.22–13.59
  • Constant−3.130.9411.15< .010.04NA
  • CMG—Canadian medical graduate, NA—not applicable, NOSM—Northern Ontario School of Medicine, OR—odds ratio, PG—postgraduate, UG—undergraduate.

  • * Model Embedded Image , P < .01; goodness-of-fit test Embedded Image , P = .97, Nagelkerke R2 = 0.31. Correctly classified cases: 84.5% for constant only vs 85.6% for full model. Hosmer-Lemeshow goodness-of-fit test: P > .05 indicated that the model was a good fit with Nagelkerke R2 interpreted as a pseudo R2. The assumption of linearity in the logit for rural or northern background years was not rejected for any model (P > .11).

  • Model Embedded Image , P < .01; goodness-of-fit test Embedded Image , P = .50, Nagelkerke R2 = 0.58. Correctly classified cases: 59.8% for constant only vs 84.5% for full model.

  • § Model Embedded Image , P < .01; goodness-of-fit test Embedded Image , P = .47, Nagelkerke R2 = 0.22. Correctly classified cases: 79.4% for constant only vs 81.4% for full model.