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Table 2 Step-wise model building sequence (model No.)

From: Engagement, not personal characteristics, was associated with the seriousness of regulatory adjudication decisions about physicians: a cross-sectional study

Model No.AttendedLegally representedAllegationSourceArea of practiceAgePMQ regionOutcome yearSexLicensedRaceAICAIC change
1          2534.7 
2         2522.0−12.7
3        2458.1−63.9
4       2449.0−9.1
5      2441.1−7.9
6     2440.6−0.5
7     2440.3−0.3
8     2448.07.7
9     2441.2−6.7
10     2441.40.2
11     2444.83.4
12  2445.10.2
13   2566.6121.5
14   2458.3−108.2
15    2639.3181.0
  1. Marker: variable included in interim model. AIC Akaike information criterion, AIC change AIC per row minus that of the previous row