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Table 2 Subjective assessment of knowledge of global health issues by course participation

From: Global Health Education: a cross-sectional study among German medical students to identify needs, deficits and potential benefits (Part 2 of 2: Knowledge gaps and potential benefits)

Subjective assessment of knowledge of global health issues by participation in courses of global health or tropical medicine
   Course participation
   yes no  
Course Self-assessment of knowledge on 1-to-6 scale Absolute freq. %* Absolute freq. %* p-value §
Global Health rather good (1) 2 33.3 4 66.7 0.0001***
  midsection (2-5) 92 11.2 733 88.9  
  rather bad (6) 12 4.1 283 95.9  
Tropical Medicine rather good (1) 3 50.0 3 50.0 0.005**
  midsection (2-5) 139 16.9 686 83.2  
  rather bad (6) 33 11.2 262 88.8  
  1. *Percentages refer to proportions of "Course participation yes/no" among the respective response categories (line total = 100%). §p-value of Fisher's exact test; **highly significant; ***extremely significant