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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants: third-year medical students at the University of Hong Kong (2011–2012) (N = 106)

From: Art-making in a family medicine clerkship: how does it affect medical student empathy?

  Problem-solving workshop (n = 58) Art workshop (n = 48) Art workshop: qualitative analysis (n = 20)*
Characteristic n (%) n (%) n (%)
Gender    
Male 34 (58.6) 29 (60.4) 10 (52.6)
Female 24 (41.4) 19 (39.6) 9 (47.4)
Age (years)    
18-20 21 (36.2) 15 (31.3) 7 (36.8)
21-23 33 (56.9) 28 (58.3) 11 (57.9)
>23 4 (6.9) 5 (10.4) 1 (5.3)
Ethnicity    
Chinese 57 (98.3) 48 (100) 19 (100)
South East Asian 1 (1.7) (−) (−)
Route of admission   
JUPAS 24 (41.4) 16 (33.3) 7 (36.8)
EAS 20 (34.5) 18 (37.5) 6 (31.6)
Others 14 (24.1) 14 (29.2) 6 (31.6)
  1. Note. Complete-case analysis was adopted. Because of rounding, the percentages may not add up to a hundred.
  2. *Among the 20 selected, 19 students provided their background information.
  3. The majority of medical students in Hong Kong are admitted directly from local secondary schools through the Joint University Programmes Admissions System (JUPAS) (after Grade 12 equivalent) and Early Admissions Scheme (EAS) (after Grade 11 equivalent). The others are admitted from local Hong Kong international schools/overseas secondary schools or have already completed an undergraduate university degree.