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Table 3 Examination scores (as %) in years 1 to 4, by gender and self-proposal status

From: Impact of student choice on academic performance: cross-sectional and longitudinal observations of a student cohort

Year Gender SP Mean (SE) N p Mean (SE) N p
    Written   OSCE  
1 F No 75.3 (1.01) 34 0.438 NA  
Yes 76.4 (1.01) 64 NA  
M No 77.0 (1.26) 27 0.627 NA  
Yes 77.9 (1.34) 31 NA  
Overall No 76.0 (0.79) 61 0.455 NA  
Yes 76.9 (0.81) 95 NA  
2 F No 69.0 (1.21) 34 0.186 73.5 (0.95) 34 0.456
Yes 70.8 (0.76) 65 74.4 (0.78) 65
M No 69.3 (1.40) 28 0.526 72.3 (0.91) 28 0.550
Yes 68.1 (1.24) 31 71.4 (1.16) 31
Overall No 69.1 (0.91) 62 0.461 72.9 (0.66) 62 0.585
Yes 70.0 (0.66) 96 73.4 (0.66) 96
3 F No 72.2 (1.17) 34 0.272 76.7 (0.81) 34 0.171
Yes 73.7 (0.78) 65 78.1 (0.61) 65
M No 72.4 (1.22) 28 0.908 73.6 (0.97) 28 0.093
Yes 72.2 (1.19) 31 75.8 (0.85) 31
Overall No 72.3 (0.84) 62 0.379 75.3 (0.65) 62 0.013*
Yes 73.2 (0.66) 96 77.4 (0.51) 96
4 F No 78.4 (1.00) 30 0.931 72.7 (0.88) 30 0.886
Yes 78.3 (0.80) 47 72.5 (0.75) 47
M No 77.6 (1.26) 20 0.859 68.8 (1.46) 20 0.039*
Yes 77.9 (1.37) 17 73.3 (1.49) 17
Overall No 78.0 (0.78) 50 0.911 71.1 (0.83) 50 0.137
   Yes 78.2 (0.69) 64   72.7 (0.67) 64  
  1. Mean (SE) N of examination scores in Years 1 to 4, by gender and self-proposal status.
  2. SP: self-proposal status.
  3. Yes: self-proposed in either Year 2 and/or Year 3.
  4. No: did not self-propose in either Year 2 or Year 3.
  5. OSCE: Objective Structured Clinical Examination.
  6. *significant at p<0.05.