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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of ‘High achievers’ and ‘Low achievers’

From: Non-cognitive characteristics predicting academic success among medical students in Sri Lanka

  High achievers Low achievers
Mean age (±SD)* 26.0 (±0.9) 26.7 (±0.7)
Gender   
Male 27 (60.0%) 24 (53.3%)
Female 18 (40.0%) 21 (46.7%)
Ethnicity   
Sinhalese 39 (86.6%) 41 (91.1%)
Tamil 3 (6.7%) 3 (6.7%)
Moor 3 (6.7%) 1 (2.2%)
District of Selection*   
Colombo 31 (68.9%) 11 (24.4%)
Other 14 (31.1%) 34 (75.6%)
Province of residence*   
Western 37 (82.2%) 20 (44.4%)
Other 8 (17.8%) 25 (55.6%)
  1. *p <0.05.