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Table 1 Socio-demographics of participating male and female students

From: Few gender differences in specialty preferences and motivational factors: a cross-sectional Swedish study on last-year medical students

Category Variable Women Men p
   (N = 216) (N = 157)  
   Mean (SD) Mean (SD)  
Age   27.3 (3.2) 27.7 (3.2) NS
   % (N) % (N)  
Civil status Not cohabiting 50 (107) 46 (73) NS
  Cohabiting 50 (109) 54 (84)  
Children No 89 (192) 83 (131) NS
  Yes 11 (24) 17 (26)  
Highest education mother Higher 73 (157) 78 (121) NS
  Intermediate 20 (43) 17 (27)  
  Primary 7 (14) 5 (7)  
Highest education father Higher 64 (137) 75 (116) .042
  Intermediate 22 (47) 18 (27)  
  Primary 14 (30) 7 (11)  
Working status mother Full-time 60 (129) 71 (112) NS
  Part-time 18 (38) 14 (22)  
  Other 22 (48) 15 (23)  
Working status father Full-time 69 (148) 68 (106) NS
  Part-time 5 (10) 6 (10)  
  Other 27 (58) 26 (41)  
  1. Note: Significance level for gender differences was set at p < .05. SD = Standard deviation. NS = not significant. p < .05 in bold.