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Table 1 Respondent demographics by medical school and year group

From: A survey of factors influencing career preference in new-entrant and exiting medical students from four UK medical schools

Year 1 Respondents
Aberdeen [n = 347] Dundee [n = 213] Edinburgh [n = 345] Glasgow [n = 424] Total [n = 1329] Statistics
Gender, n [%] x2 = 7.123
 Female 208 [59.9] 136 [63.8] 211 [61.2] 227 [54.0] 782 [59.0] d.f. = 3
 Male 139 [40.1] 77 [36.2] 134 [38.8] 193 [46.0] 543 [41.0] p = 0.068
Age group, years, n [%] x2 = 23.786
 ≤21 295 [85.0] 190 [89.2] 326 [94.5] 355 [83.7] 1166 [87.7] d.f. = 3
 >21 52 [15.0] 23 [10.8] 19 [5.5] 69 [16.3] 163 [12.3] p ≤ 0.001
Country of birth, n [%] x2 = 26.369
 Scotland 183 [52.9] 109 [51.7] 174 [50.7] 176 [42.3] 642 [48.8] d.f. = 6
 Rest of UK 89 [25.7] 59 [28.0] 108 [31.5] 174 [41.8] 430 [32.7] p ≤ 0.001
 Other 74 [21.4] 43 [20.4] 61 [17.8] 66 [15.9] 244 [18.5]  
Ethnic group, n [%] x2 = 14.956
 White 293 [84.4] 179 [85.2] 259 [74.9] 347 [83.2] 1078 [81.7] d.f. = 3
 Other 54 [15.6] 31 [14.8] 87 [25.1] 70 [16.8] 242 [18.3] p = 0.002
Socio-economic status, class, n [%] x2 = 7.578
 I and II 302 [87.5] 174 [83.7] 316 [91.3] 369 [88.5] 1161 [88.2] d.f. = 3
 Other 43 [12.5] 34 [16.3] 30 [8.7] 48 [11.5] 155 [11.8] p = 0.056
Year 5 Aberdeen [n = 285] Dundee [n = 257] Edinburgh [n = 244] Glasgow [n = 215] Total [n = 1001] Statistics
Gender, n [%] x2 = 13.056
 Female 170 [59.6] 171 [66.5] 172 [70.5] 159 [74.0] 672 [67.1] d.f. = 3
 Male 115 [40.4] 86 [33.5] 72 [29.5] 56 [26.0] 329 [32.9] p = 0.005
Age group, years, n [%] x2 = 23.838
 ≤21 242 [86.4] 209 [81.3] 230 [95.4] 179 [84.0] 860 [86.8] d.f. = 3
 >21 38 [13.6] 48 [18.7] 11 [4.6] 34 [16.0] 131 [13.2] p ≤ 0.001
Country of birth, n [%] x2 = 54.849
 Scotland 125 [44.2] 129 [50.0] 80 [33.3] 125 [58.4] 459 [46.1] d.f. = 6
 Rest of UK 83 [29.3] 93 [36.0] 121 [50.4] 63 [29.4] 360 [36.2] p ≤ 0.001
 Other 75 [26.5] 36 [14.0] 39 [16.2] 26 [12.1] 176 [17.7]  
Ethnic group, n [%] x2 = 10.949
 White 225 [80.1] 214 [84.6] 192 [78.7] 189 [89.2] 820 [82.8] d.f. = 3
 Other 56 [19.9] 39 [15.4] 52 [21.3] 23 [10.8] 170 [17.2] p = 0.012
Socio-economic status, class, n [%] x2 = 6.620
 I and II 226 [83.1] 219 [87.6] 215 [89.6] 174 [82.9] 834 [85.8] d.f. = 3
 Other 46 [16.9] 31 [12.4] 25 [10.4] 36 [17.1] 138 [14.2] p = 0.085