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Table 5 Significant univariate effects (t-tests) of socio-demographic variables on UKCAT scores and Theme averages (Year 1 plus Year 2)

From: The value of the UK Clinical Aptitude Test in predicting pre-clinical performance: a prospective cohort study at Nottingham Medical School

Socio-demographic variable Test parameter Mean SD t p
Sex      
Male UKCAT QR 654 51.5 3.24 0.001
Female   626 64.6   
Male Theme C 62 7.4 -3.42 0.001
Female   65 7.3   
Male Theme D 65 6.7 -3.40 0.001
Female   68 6.0   
Domicile      
Home (UK) UKCAT VR 637 70.5 4.12 < 0.001
EU or Overseas   579 65.0   
Home (UK) UKCAT AR 644 71.6 3.38 0.001
EU or Overseas   594 72.2   
Home (UK) UKCAT Total score 2556 190.1 2.38 0.02
EU or Overseas   2461 231.8   
Home (UK) Theme C 65 7.3 2.91 0.004
EU or Overseas   60 7.7   
Ethnicity      
White UKCAT VR 644 59.8 3.73 * < 0.001
Non-White   600 86.5   
White UKCAT Total score 2571 171.5 2.10 * 0.04
Non-White   2502 235.1   
White Theme C 66 7.1 3.85 * 0.001
Non-White   61 7.5   
Schooling      
Selective Theme C 63 7.3 - 2.52 0.01
Non-Selective   66 7.5   
Selective Theme D OSCE 63 9.8 - 2.2 0.03
Non-Selective   66 9.6   
  1. Each socio-demographic variable was tested against all UKCAT scores and Theme averages but only the statistically significant values are shown.
  2. * Levene's test, unequal variances.