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Table 1 Demographics of medical students responding to a survey on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) [see Additional file 1], by survey administration to three successive classes.

From: Development and validation of the CAM Health Belief Questionnaire (CHBQ) and CAM use and attitudes amongst medical students

Survey Class Response Rate Demographic Measures*
   Age Gender Ethnicity
   20–29 ≥30 Female Male Caucasian Other
MS 1 at entry to medical school 87/92 98.7 1.3 48.5 51.5 38.1 61.9
MS 2 at midpoint of second year of medical school 88/93 91.9 7.1 44.7 55.3 42.0 58.0
MS 2 at end of second year of medical school 97/97 85.6 14.4 50.7 49.3 49.4 50.6
Total 272/282 91.9 8.1 47.8 52.2 43.0 57.0
  1. *Due to missing data, n may be smaller than 272 for some variables.