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Table 1 Coding schemes and descriptive statistics for socio-demographic variables and descriptive statistics for NCEE score and first-year GPA

From: Predictors of first-year GPA of medical students: a longitudinal study of 1285 matriculates in China

Variable Coding scheme N (%) Variable Coding scheme N (%)
Gender Female = 1 773 (60.2) Parental annual <RMB$5,000 = 1 143 (11.1)
  Male = 0 512 (39.8) Income† RMB$5,000-10,000 = 2 257 (20.0)
Ethnicity Minority = 1 32 (2.5)   RMB$10,000-20,000 = 3 280 (21.8)
  Han = 0 1,253 (97.5)   RMB$20,000-40,000 = 4 260 (20.2)
Residence Urban = 1 686 (53.4)   RMB$40,000-60,000 = 5 135 (10.5)
  Rural = 0 599 (46.6)   RMB$60,000-80,000 = 6 47 (3.7)
NCEE Repeater = 1 131 (10.2)   RMB$80,000-100,000 = 7 64 (5.0)
Repetition Non-repeater = 0 1,154 (89.8)   >RMB$100,000 = 8 62 (4.8)
Parental Education* First-generation = 1 1,013 (78.8) NCEE score Mean (SD) 587.61 (21.79)
  Non-first-generation = 0 272 (21.2) First-year GPA Mean (SD) 77.32 (5.30)
  1. *First-generation college students are students from families in which neither parent had more than a high-school education.
  2. †Best estimate of parents’ total income last year (considering income from all sources before taxes) on an eight-point scale.