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Table 1 Bivariate associations (ANOVA) between pre-admission measures* according to socio-demographic characteristics mean scores for each group (and significance)

From: Predictive power of UKCAT and other pre-admission measures for performance in a medical school in Glasgow: a cohort study

  (N) (%) UKCAT-Total score UKCAT –Verbal reasoning UKCAT –Quant reasoning UKCAT–Decision analysis UKCAT –Abstract reasoning Total Science Score Interview score#
Gender          
Male (83) (43.9) 0.096 0.012 0.251 0.021 -0.016 0.196 0.069
Female (106) (56.1) -0.076 -0.009 -0.197 -0.016 0.012 -0.152 -0.054
(sig)    (0.242) (0.885) (0.002) (0.800) (0.848) (0.018) (0.403)
Age          
18 or less (128) (67.7) 0.100 0.051 0.149 0.012 0.068 0.316 -0.034
Over 18 (61) (32.3) -0.210 -0.107 -0.313 -0.025 -0.142 -0.691 0.071
(sig)    (0.047) (0.312) (0.003) (0.811) (0.178) (0.000) (0.504)
Ethnicity          
White (153) (81.8) 0.093 0.093 0.050 0.052 0.054 -0.056 0.058
Non-white (34) (18.2) -0.397 -0.435 -0.205 -0.188 -0.240 0.289 -0.269
(sig)    (0.010) (0.005) (0.180) (0.207) (0.123) (0.080) (0.086)
Deprivation          
Lower (130) (68.8) 0.026 -0.021 -0.014 0.057 0.043 -0.023 -0.031
Higher (32) (16.9) -0.326 -0.052 -0.238 -0.394 -0.159 -0.130 0.159
Missing (27) (14.3) 0.260 0.165 0.349 0.192 -0.019 0.263 -0.037
(sig)    (0.070) (0.644) (0.076) (0.040) (0.590) (0.306) (0.616)
Parental HE          
No (34) (18.8) -0.053 -0.007 -0.035 -0.057 -0.041 -0.712 -0.125
Yes (147) (81.2) 0.040 0.037 0.027 0.023 0.020 0.125 0.046
(sig)    (0.628) (0.815) (0.748) (0.679) (0.754) (0.000) (0.372)
School HE participation          
Scotland – high (96) (50.8) 0.109 0.056 0.111 0.125 -0.013 0.044 0.003
Scotland – low (28) (14.8) -0.240 -0.043 -0.140 -0.323 -0.108 -0.034 -0.122
Overseas (18) (9.5) -0.232 -0.484 0.037 0.095 -0.308 0.677 -0.332
Rest of UK (47) (24.9) 0.010 0.097 -0.158 -0.098 0.208 -0.313 0.194
(sig)    (0.295) (0.171) (0.403) (0.169) (0.253) (0.007) (0.245)
Graduate          
No (146) (77.2) 0.061 0.001 0.117 0.006 0.050 0.317 -0.029
Yes (43) (22.8) -0.208 -0.004 -0.398 -0.020 -0.170 -1.150 0.098
(sig)    (0.120) (0.973) (0.003) (0.881) (0.207) (0.000) (0.466)
  1. *All pre-admission measures standardised as z-scores.
  2. #Interview score transformed to reduce skew prior to standardisation.