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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of second-year Harvard Medical students who responded to the survey

From: Nutrition attitudes and knowledge in medical students after completion of an integrated nutrition curriculum compared to a dedicated nutrition curriculum: a quasi-experimental study

  PMN studentsa ICN studentsb p-value
Age in yearsc 26.8 (2.3) 26.9 (2.2) 0.85
% Male 43.1 35.1 0.49
% Hispanic 6.25 8.8 0.84
Ethnicityd (%)    
   White 62.5 73.7 0.18
   Asian 28.1 15.8 0.19
   Black/African-American 6.25 7.0 0.88
   American Indian/Alaska Native 0 3.5 0.41
   Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 0 0 -
   Other/Blank 6.25 7.0 0.88
Body mass indexc (kg/m2) 22.8 (3.7) 22.3 (2.5) 0.42
% with prior nutrition training 19.7 14.0 0.55
% planning a career in primary caree 40.9 42.1 0.96
  1. aPMN = dedicated Preventive Medicine and Nutrition course.
  2. bICN = integrated Introduction to Clinical Nutrition curriculum.
  3. cAge and body mass index presented as mean (standard deviation).
  4. dEthnicity may not equal 100% as individuals could select more than 1 category if applicable.
  5. ePercent planning a career in primary care calculated as those indicating a chosen field of family medicine, internal medicine, or pediatrics.