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Table 4 Medical students opinions on prescription of birth control, embryonic stem cell use, adult stem cell use and human cloning

From: Medical students and controversial ethical issues: results from the multicenter study SBRAME

Ethical issue OR 95% CI p
Prescription of birth control a
  Undergraduate year 0.849 0.749-0.963 0.011
  Number of medical students in the university 0.993 0.989-0.996 <0.001
  Type of university (Public) 6.351 3.809-10.591 <0.001
  Year of medical School foundation 1.035 1.020-1.050 <0.001
  Location of the university (urban) 6.872 4.254-11.101 <0.001
  Religious affiliation    
   No affiliation 1.000   
   Evangelical 0.976 0.477-1.998 0.947
   Catholics 1.448 0.813-2.579 0.209
   Spiritist 3.596 1.574-8.212 0.002
   Other 1.063 0.532-2.125 0.862
  Religious attendance 0.577 0.489-0.681 <0.001
Embryonic stem cell use b
  Type of university (Public) 1.923 1.412-2.619 <0.001
  Year of medical School foundation 1.033 1.023-1.044 <0.001
  Location of the university (urban) 1.582 1.193-2.097 0.001
  Intrinsic religiousness 0.944 0.891-1.000 0.048
  Religious attendance 0.591 0.520-0.672 <0.001
Adult stem cell use c
  Undergraduate year 0.859 0.771-0.957 0.006
  Number of medical students in the university 0.996 0.993-0.999 0.004
  Type of university (Public) 4.864 3.155-7.500 <0.001
  Year of medical School foundation 1.033 1.019-1.046 <0.001
  Location of the university (urban) 4.462 2.931-6.793 <0.001
  Religious attendance 0.696 0.622-0.779 <0.001
Human cloning d
  Gender (Female) 0.711 0.595-0.848 <0.001
  Age 1.045 1.013-1.079 0.006
  Undergraduate year 0.899 0.847-0.954 <0.001
  Religious attendance 0.799 0.750-0.851 <0.001
  1. aHosmer-Lemeshow: 107.812, p = <0.001, Nagelkerke R square = 0.324.
  2. bHosmer-Lemeshow: 20.490, p = 0.009, Nagelkerke R square = 0.180.
  3. cHosmer-Lemeshow: 56.872, p = <0.001, Nagelkerke R square = 0.184.
  4. dHosmer-Lemeshow: 3.563, p = 894, Nagelkerke R square = 0.052.
  5. Variables: gender, age, race, undergraduate year, Number of medical students in the university, type of university (public or private), Year of medical School foundation, income, location of the university (urban or rural), intrinsic religiousness, religiousness attendance, non-organizational religiousness, happiness, satisfaction with the course, believe in life after death, believe in soul, religious affiliation and desired medical specialty.