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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of survey respondents

From: Still in the closet: the invisible minority in medical education

Characteristic No. (%)
Gender  
   Male 628 (47.1)
   Female 706 (52.9)
   Transgender 0 (0)
   NA 1 (0.1)
Age  
   Under 18 1 (0.1)
   18–25 611 (45.8)
   26–35 669 (50.1)
   36–45 48 (3.6)
   46–55 6 (0.4)
   Over 55 0 (0)
Race  
   White 1047 (78.4)
   Nonwhite 256 (19.2)
   NA 32 (2.4)
Religion  
   Christian 843 (63.1)
   No religion 234 (17.5)
   Personal spirituality 117 (8.8)
   Jewish 30 (2.2)
   Other 28 (2.1)
   NA 26 (1.9)
   Buddhist 24 (1.8)
   Muslim 18 (1.3)
   Hindu 15 (1.1)
School attended  
   Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine 422 (31.5)
   Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific 261 (19.6)
   A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine 249 (18.7)
   A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona 163 (12.2)
   Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine 123 (9.2)
   University of Pikeville-Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine 106 (7.9)
   NA 11 (0.8)
Year in school  
   1st year 410 (30.7)
   2nd year 394 (29.5)
   3rd year 272 (20.4)
   4th year 253 (19.0)
   NA 6 (0.4)
Self-identified sexual orientation  
   Heterosexual only 1135 (85.0)
   Heterosexual mostly 115 (8.6)
   Heterosexual/gay-lesbian equally 19 (1.4)
   Gay/lesbian mostly 25 (1.9)
   Gay/lesbian only 41 (3.1)
  1. Abbreviation: NA not applicable or students who chose "Prefer not to answer".