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Table 4 Cross-tabulation of quality assessment criteria of information retrieved from Wikipedia with participants’ characteristics (n = 1365) (multiple answers possible)

From: Wikipedia – challenges and new horizons in enhancing medical education

Variable Quality assessment criteria P value
  Comparison with one’s own knowledge (n = 1074(79%)) Comparison with scientific literature (n = 1028(75%)) Nothing at all (n = 109(8%)) One’s gut feeling (n = 111(8%))  
Sex      
Male (n = 642) 509 479 59 53 0.347
Female (n = 723) 565 549 50 58
Age group      
<20 (n = 300) 214 45 21 26 0.592
20-25 (n = 901) 717 836 21 24
>25 (n = 164) 143 147 67 61
Stage of study      
Pre-clinical (n = 751) 597 579 45 55 0.042
Clinical (n = 614) 477 449 64 56