Table 2

Relationship between sociodemographic variables, performance on the UKFP selection process, and level 1 specialty training programme offers: 2013 and 2014 cohort

Overall distributionUKFP application scoreAnaesthesia and emergency medicineDiagnosticsGeneral practice†Medical specialtiesMental healthObstetrics and gynaecology and med paediatricsSurgical specialtiesP value‡
NN %Median (IQR)P value*NN %NN %NN %NN %NN %NN %NN %
Gender
Male240839.782.9 (79.2–86.6)<0.00136747.67750.379534.055841.111744.812321.137162.0<0.001
Female365760.384.3 (80.7–87.9)40452.47649.7154666.080058.914455.246078.922738.0
Age category
School leavers402266.383.8 (80.1–87.5)<0.00150665.68958.2144361.6101274.515860.540669.640868.2<0.001
Mature204333.782.6 (78.5–86.6)26534.46441.889838.434625.510339.517730.419031.8
Graduate on entry
Non-graduate437772.283.7 (80.7–87.4)0.05454871.110266.7159368.0108680.017165.543875.143973.4<0.001
Graduate on entry168827.883.1 (79.2–87.1)22328.95133.374832.027220.09034.514524.915926.6
(High) School type
State-funded or college396076.083.7 (80.0–87.5)0.66053377.88972.4163578.982172.316071.737377.934970.4<0.001
Privately funded school125224.083.7 (80.0–87.3)15222.23427.643621.131427.76328.310622.114729.6
Parental occupation
I Managerial and professional376289.884.0 (80.2–87.6)<0.00150992.09891.6139287.688791.614285.037291.636290.50.002
II–IV Other occupations42810.282.5 (78.9–86.6)448.098.419712.4818.42515.0348.4389.5
Free school meals
No464491.483.9 (80.3–87.6)<0.00159490.711491.9182390.3103692.919890.445894.842190.10.018
Yes4388.682.4 (78.5–86.4)619.3108.11969.7797.1219.6255.2469.9
Income support
No415985.784.0 (80.3–87.6)<0.00154885.69982.5161984.293188.218087.841688.936683.20.010
Yes69314.382.9 (79.0–86.8)9214.42117.530415.812511.82512.25211.17416.8
Parent degree
No179134.183.1 (79.5–87.0)<0.00120530.04131.379938.433329.28436.517034.215932.7<0.001
Yes345965.984.1 (80.3–87.7)47970.09068.7128461.680670.814663.532765.832767.3
Participation of local area (POLAR)
Low participation3346.183.2 (79.1–87.2)<0.001537.4118.31416.4534.5187.6204.0387.30.024
High participation516993.983.7 (80.0–87.5)66692.612291.7207993.6111395.521892.448596.048692.7
Ethnicity
Asian or Asian British137222.781.8 (78.1–85.3)<0.00110613.84127.257724.833625.05922.79716.615626.3<0.001*
Black or Black British1262.179.9 (75.7–83.7)40.542.6562.4292.231.281.4223.7
Mixed2183.682.7 (79.3–87.0)253.321.3693.0604.5103.8203.4325.4
Other ethnic groups1582.682.1 (78.5–86.2)152.064.0441.9513.841.5132.2254.2
White415868.984.6 (81.0–88.1)61980.59864.9158468.086964.618470.844576.335960.4
UK domicile
England453782.383.7 (80.0–87.4)0.11859182.011283.6182181.996382.419180.641982.844083.50.004
Northern Ireland2484.583.6 (79.5–87.5)344.732.2873.9776.631.3285.5163.0
Scotland4808.784.4 (80.6–87.7)689.4139.72079.3827.02912.2387.5438.2
Wales2514.683.8 (79.3–87.0)283.964.51084.9463.9145.9214.2285.3
(UK) Place of medical qualification
Northern Ireland1702.884.5 (81.5–87.5)<0.001141.832.0682.9574.210.4183.191.50.018
Scotland66511.084.3 (80.6–88.0)9211.91811.825310.814110.43914.9549.36811.4
Wales3215.386.1 (81.2–89.4)374.863.91375.9624.6155.7305.1345.7
England490980.983.5 (79.8–87.2)62881.512682.4188380.4109880.920678.948182.548781.4
Programme type
5-Year standard entry495681.783.7 (80.0–87.4)<0.00162881.510971.2185479.2117786.720277.448983.949783.1<0.001*
4-Year graduate entry103617.180.1 (76.1–83.7)13717.84227.545719.516512.25420.78815.19315.6
6-Year WA route731.280.7 (76.9 _ 84.7)60.821.3301.3161.251.961.081.3
Foundation school (region)
London area162326.884.9 (81.8–88.1)<0.00120426.54328.156524.139529.16023.016929.018731.3<0.001
Northern Ireland1752.984.5 (80.2–87.5)162.121.3703.0624.600.0193.361.0
Rest of England259142.781.1 (77.3–85.8)34344.56743.8103944.455040.511744.825243.222337.3
Scotland61210.183.7 (79.7–87.3)8611.2159.824910.61198.83714.2478.1599.9
South of England76312.683.7 (80.7–87.1)8611.22013.128312.117312.73513.47512.99115.2
Wales3015.081.0 (74.8–86.5)364.763.91355.8594.3124.6213.6325.4
  • *For association between selected demographic variables and UKFP application score.

  • †Includes <0.5% who applied for Public Health.

  • ‡For association between selected demographic variables and accepted specialty offer.

  • UKFP, UK Foundation Programme; WA, widening access.