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Table 4 Correlation of performance on the three parts of MRCP (UK) and on the total scores at MRCGP AKT and CSA, by ethnicity

From: Cross-comparison of MRCGP & MRCP(UK) in a database linkage study of 2,284 candidates taking both examinations: assessment of validity and differential performance by ethnicity

Correlation with MRCGP AKT or CSA Ethnicity CSA Format MRCP(UK) Part 1 MRCP(UK) Part 2 MRCP(UK) PACES
AKT Total Mark BME Old .654*** N = 872 .560*** N = 463 .423***N = 386
New .607*** N = 342 .558*** N = 203 .383*** N = 165
Old vs New P = .223 P = .973 P = .610
All CSA .636*** N = 1214 .558*** N = 666 .411*** N = 551
White Old .643*** N = 607 .543*** N = 386 .352*** N = 331
New .696*** N = 167 .575** N = 79 .231 NS N = 61
Old vs New P = .274 P = .711 P = .352
All CSA .655*** N = 774 .550*** N = 465 .331*** N = 392
BME vs W Old and New P = .502 P = .849 P = .161
All Old .682*** N = 1479 .600*** N = 849 .478*** N = 717
All New .655*** N = 509 .592*** N = 282 .427*** N = 226
All Old vs New P = .343 P = .857 P = .403
CSA Total Mark BME Old .254*** N = 872 .306*** N = 463 .415*** N = 386
New .405*** N = 342 .422*** N = 203 .537*** N = 165
Old vs New P = .008 P = .114 P = .091
All CSA .299*** N = 1214 .341*** N = 666 .453*** N = 551
White Old .199*** N = 607 .245*** N = 386 .279*** N = 331
New .305*** N = 167 .270* N = 79 .457*** N = 61
Old vs New P = .198 P = .831 P = .146
All CSA .209*** N = 774 .234*** N = 465 .288*** N = 392
BME vs W Old and New P = .037 P = .054 P = .004
All Old .320*** N = 1479 .369 *** N = 849 .467 *** N = 717
All New .430*** N = 509 .440 *** N = 282 .582 *** N = 226
All Old vs New P = .013 P = .218 P = .038
  1. Notes: Correlations are shown separately for White and BME candidates, taking CSA in the old and in the new format. Significances of correlations are shown as ***p < .001; **p < .01; *p < .05; NS Not significant. Significant P values in comparisons are shown in italics.