Table 3

Individual and regional level variables that predict emigration of subjects from the designated prefectures

CovariatesORP value95% CI
UnderUpper
Individual
 Age (per year)1.000.950.951.06
 Female0.860.480.561.32
 Career length (per year)0.930.600.701.23
 Graduation from a private medical school0.770.460.391.53
 Scholarship recipient0.230.010.0770.67
 Admission as a quota0.760.370.411.39
 Different home prefecture from designated prefecture1.610.070.972.66
 Different medical school prefecture from designated prefecture4.20<0.0012.207.67
 Having a right to postpone obligatory service3.420.0031.527.67
 Duty period (per year)0.920.070.831.01
Regional
 Population density of prefecture (1000/km2)1.000.460.991.00
 Prefectures with an ordinance-designated city0.470.020.240.90