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Table 4 Results from a multivariable survival analysis predicting the risk of eventual censure (versus no censure or referral) for Fitness to Practise issues in Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) international medical graduates; in this model, PLAB performance was entered as number of attempts at each part

From: Predicting fitness to practise events in international medical graduates who registered as UK doctors via the Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) system: a national cohort study

Predictor Hazard ratio P Lower 95% confidence interval Upper 95% confidence interval
Male sex 2.73 <0.001 1.90 3.93
Age at registration 1.01 0.54 0.98 1.04
IELTS speaking score 1.39 <0.001 1.13 1.72
Resits – PLAB part 1
Passing PLAB part 1 at 2nd vs. 1st attempt 1.24 0.25 0.86 1.79
Passing PLAB part 1 at 3rd vs. 1st attempt 1.58 0.08 0.94 2.64
Passing PLAB part 1 at ≥ 4th vs. 1st attempt 2.13 <0.001 1.26 3.59
Passing PLAB part 1 at 3rd vs. 2nd attempt 1.27 0.41 0.72 2.26
Passing PLAB part 1 at ≥ 4th vs. 2nd attempt 1.72 0.07 0.96 3.06
Passing PLAB part 1 at ≥ 4th vs. 3rd attempt 1.35 0.38 0.69 2.64
Resits – PLAB part 2
Passing PLAB part 2 at 2nd vs. 1st attempt 1.29 0.16 0.90 1.83
Passing PLAB part 2 at ≥ 3rd vs. 1st attempt 2.45 0.001 1.44 4.18
Passing PLAB part 2 at ≥ 3rd vs. 2nd attempt 1.90 0.03 1.06 3.41