Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 1 Socio-demographic and background characteristics of first year and final year medical students of Jimma University; Ethiopia, 2011

From: Comparative cross-sectional study of empathy among first year and final year medical students in Jimma University, Ethiopia: Steady state of the heart and opening of the eyes

Variable Year No(%) P-value
First year (n1 = 131) Final year (n2 = 106)
Sex Male 115(87.8) 92(86.8) 0.91
Female 16(12.2) 14(13.2)
Ethnicity Oromo 52(39.7) 67(63.2) 0.01
Amhara 46(35.1) 28(26.4)
Others 33(25.4) 11(10.4)
Grow up with Mother 8(6.1) 11(10.4) 0.01
Father 3(2.3) 4(3.8)
Both 108(82.4) 87(82.1)
Other 12(9.2) 4(3.8)
Position in the family Eldest 32(26.4) 33(31.7) 0.18
sandwich 61(50.8) 57(54.8)
youngest 28(23.3) 14(13.5)
Place of living At home with family or relatives 71(57.7) 60(58.8) 0.68
Not at home 52(42.3) 42(41.2)
Working status of mother working 49(39.8) 52(53.1) 0.30
housewife 66(53.7) 40(40.8)
out of work 8(6.5) 6(6.1)
Working status of father working 101(82.8) 84(87.5) 0.01
houseman 6(4.9) 8(8.3)
out of work 15(12.3) 4(4.2)
Religion Christian 101(77.1) 76(71.7) 0.32
Muslim 28(21.4) 29(27.4)
Other 2(1.5) 1(0.9)
Religion active member yes 95(73.6) 61(59.2) 0.06
No 34(26.4) 42(40.8)
Major life event yes 45(34.9) 32(30.5) 0.30
no 84(65.1) 73(69.5)
Online social media like facebook yes 51(39.8) 90(84.9) <0.001
No 77(60.2) 16(15.1)
Migration history Yes 1(0.8) 6(5.7) 0.09
No 129(99.2) 100(94.3)
Daily internet time less than 1 h 90(77.6) 74(71.2) 0.04
more than 1 h 11(9.5) 18(17.3)
no internet 15(12.9) 12(11.5)
Interested in continuity of patient care 75(58.6) 72(69.2) 0.47
less interpersonal contact 31(24.2) 18(17.3)
no idea 22(17.2) 14(13.5)
History of Psychiatric treatment yes 7(5.5) 9(8.5) 0.65
  No 121(94.5) 97(91.5)  
  1. *For some of the variables the individual sum is not equal to the total sample size since there are missing values.