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Table 2 Results from conditional logistic regression modelling

From: Features of successful bids for funding of applied health research: a cohort study

   Shortlisting results Shortlisting model results Funding model results
Application characteristic Sub-groups No (%) with characteristic (n = 257) Application shortlisted? No (%) Univariate unadjusted odds ratio associated with shortlisting (95% CI)4* Unadjusted P value4 Shortlisted odds ratio (95% CI)* Funded odds ratio (95% CI)*
Yes (n = 90) No (n = 167) Full model3 Forwards/backwards model selection2 Full model3 Forwards/backwards model selection2
Characteristics          
Statistician   164 (63.8%) 73 (81.1) 91 (54.5) 3.76 (2.21, 6.37)* <0.0001 2.31 (0.97, 5.50) 2.25 (1.08, 4.68)* 6.20 (1.73, 22.27)* 6.23 (1.60, 24.28)*
Named clinician   227 (88.3%) 85 (94.4) 142 (85.0) 2.17 (0.65, 7.31) 0.2099 2.48 (0.43, 14.21)   1.28 (0.11, 15.54)  
Multidisciplinary team   205 (79.8%) 88 (97.8) 117 (70.1) 19.94 (5.13, 77.50)* <0.0001 17.28 (2.59, 115.32)* 13.25 (1.93, 91.05)* 5.87 (0.87, 39.85) 3.56 (0.76, 16.67)
Number of applicants 4 or more   237 (92.2) 89 (98.9) 148 (88.6) 11.17 (1.36, 91.59)* 0.0246 0.44 (0.01, 14.92)   0.08 (0.01, 0.83)* 0.08 (0.01, 0.71)*
Pilot/feasibility study completed Yes 10 (3.9%) 5 (5.6) 5 (3.0) 4.11 (1.24, 13.62)* 0.0209 14.76 (1.28, 169.89)* 9.07 (1.34, 61.49)* 16,971.42 (240.23, 1,198,987.00)* 2,563.64 (27.65, 237,671.6)*
No1 44 (17.1%) 16 (17.8) 28 (16.8) 1.0   1.0   1.0  
Unclear1 203 (79.0%) 69 (76.7) 134 (80.2) 1.0   1.0   1.0  
PI/team participated in systematic review   22 (8.6%) 11 (12.2) 11 (6.6) 1.63 (0.70, 3.78) 0.2590 0.37 (0.10, 1.35)   0.21 (0.05, 0.81)* 0.29 (0.09, 1.00)
PI gender Male 165 (64.2%) 58 (64.4) 107 (64.1) 0.73 (0.39, 1.36) 0.3195 1.30 (0.54, 3.13)   0.47 (0.09, 2.40)  
PI Institution Big 6 47 (18.3%) 16 (17.8) 31 (18.6) 1.10 (0.54, 2.22) 0.1223 1.32 (0.44, 3.90)   0.91 (0.27, 3.03) 0.93 (0.30, 2.89)
  Russell Gp exc. Big 6 103 (40.1%) 43 (47.8) 60 (35.9) 1.62 (1.00, 2.63)*   0.93 (0.41, 2.09)   0.04 (0.01, 0.26)* 0.08 (0.02, 0.39)*
  Other1 107 (41.6%) 31 (34.4) 76 (45.5) 1.0   1.0   1.0 1.0
  1. *a star is shown next to an odds ratio and 95% confidence interval if it is significant at the 5% level (e.g., confidence interval excludes 1).
  2. 1Reference category (for characteristics for which possible categories were Yes, No, or Unclear the No and Unclear group were combined prior to inclusion in the regression models).
  3. 2Odds ratio and 95% confidence interval associated with the model coefficients of characteristics kept in the model following the selection process (forwards and backwards selection methods gave the same model so results for both have been presented in one column).
  4. 3Odds ratio and 95% confidence interval associated with the model coefficients from the model which included all characteristics.
  5. 4Odds ratio and 95% confidence interval with P value obtained by fitting a conditional logistic regression model on shortlisted/not shortlisted with just this characteristic included in the model.