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Table 2 Demographic Patterns in Intercalating and Non-Intercalating Students

From: An intercalated BSc degree is associated with higher marks in subsequent medical school examinations

   Intercalated
% (n)
Non-Intercalated
% (n)
P-value1
Age   18 (17,19) 18 (18,19) ≤ 0.001
Maturity School Leaver
(< 21 years old)
100 (154) 84 (594) ≤ 0.001
  Mature Student (> 21) 0 (0) 16 (113)  
Gender Male 49.4 (76) 48.5 (343) 0.46
  Female 50.6 (78) 51.5 (364)  
Funding Source Home 100.0 (154) 91.7 (648) ≤ 0.001
  Overseas 0.0 (0) 8.3 (59)  
Graduates No previous degree 100.0 (154) 87.0 (615) ≤ 0.001
  Graduate 0.0 (0) 13.0 (92)  
  1. Figures are % (n) except for age (median (interquartile range))
  2. 1 P-value from chi-square test except age which is from Mann Whitney test