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Table 1 Participant characteristics of year 1 and year 2 medical students

From: Student approaches for learning in medicine: What does it tell us about the informal curriculum?

  Year 1 N (%) Year 2 N (%) Total
Number 323 (61.9) 199 (38.1) 522 (100.0)
Mean Age 24.2(18-54) 24.9(21-47) 24.5(18-54)
   Young (18-24) 224 (69.3) 116 (58.3) 340 (65.1)
   Mid (25-29) 67 (20.7) 57 (28.6) 124 (23.8)
   Old (> 30) 24 (7.4) 18 (9.1) 42 (8.0)
   Missing 8 (2.5) 8 (4.0) 16 (3.1)
Gender    
   Male 165 (51.1) 94 (47.2) 259 (49.6)
   Female 149 (46.1) 98 (49.2) 247 (47.3)
   Missing 9 (2.8) 7 (3.5) 16 (3.1)
Country of Origin    
   Australia 207 (64.1) 129 (64.8) 336 (64.4)
   Overseas 109 (33.7) 63 (31.7) 172 (32.9)
   Missing 7 (2.2) 7 (3.5) 14 (2.7)
Previous degree    
   Biological science 194 (60.1) 109 (54.8) 303 (58.0)
   Health professions 66 (20.4) 36 (18.1) 102 (19.5)
   Physical science 12 (5.2) 6 (3.0) 18 (3.4)
   Non-science 32 (9.9) 15 (7.5) 47 (9.0)
   Missing 19 (5.9) 33 (16.6) 52 (10.0)