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Table 1 Basic characteristics of responders: comparison between men and women

From: Gender differences in specialty preference and mismatch with real needs in Japanese medical students

Variables    Men Women Total p-valuesa
Responders (response rate)   N (%) 303 (84.1%) 190 (93.6%) 493 (86.9%) 0.35
Age (years)   Mean ± S.D. 23.3 ± 3.6 22.7 ± 3.2 23.1 ± 3.4 0.08
Year 1st N (%) 53 (17.5%) 25 (13.2%) 78 (15.8%) 0.16
  2nd N (%) 47 (15.5%) 43 (22.6%) 90 (18.3%)  
  3rd N (%) 45 (14.9%) 37 (19.5%) 82 (16.6%)  
  4th N (%) 60 (19.8%) 36 (18.9%) 96 (19.5%)  
  5th N (%) 57 (18.8%) 28 (14.7%) 85 (17.2%)  
  6th N (%) 41 (13.5%) 21 (11.1%) 62 (12.6%)  
Transfer studentsb N (%) 20 (6.6%) 12 (6.3%) 32 (6.5%) 0.91
Students from Yamaguchi prefecturec N (%) 93 (30.7%) 52 (27.4%) 145 (29.4%) 0.42
  1. a Comparison between men and women with chi-square test or t-test
  2. b Transfer students who had passed the entrance examination for bachelor degree students
  3. c Students from Yamaguchi prefecture