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Table 2 Performance in 2014 by demographic variables

From: GAMSAT: A 10-year retrospective overview, with detailed analysis of candidates’ performance in 2014

   N Overall mean Overall SD Section 1 mean Section 1 SD Section 2 mean Section 2 SD Section 3 mean Section 3 SD
Gender Male 4262 58.69 7.23 57.00 6.02 61.13 8.42 58.27 10.79
Female 5045 56.39 6.82 56.12 6.04 61.38 8.21 53.97 9.83
t-test   15.70 7.05 −1.48 19.92
p   0.000 0.000 0.140 0.000
Age Group <21 2435 58.73 7.28 56.52 5.74 61.51 7.94 58.37 10.74
21-24 4357 57.72 6.86 56.63 5.89 61.10 8.20 56.52 10.20
25-29 1594 56.12 6.91 56.64 6.38 61.25 8.57 53.26 9.94
30-34 565 55.40 7.03 55.98 6.90 61.42 8.91 52.07 9.59
35-39 211 55.10 6.99 56.21 6.70 61.42 9.71 51.40 9.73
>39 145 53.58 8.04 54.72 6.99 61.28 10.11 49.21 10.91
F (9301,5)   52.26 3.99 0.82 88.54
p   0.000 0.001 0.536 0.000
Language English 6624 58.21 6.87 57.66 5.79 62.27 8.08 56.28 10.26
LOTE 2683 55.71 7.38 53.71 5.75 58.79 8.36 55.11 11.05
t-test   17.77 29.93 18.33 4.74
p   0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
Highest degree Bachelor 7729 57.42 7.15 56.40 5.97 61.08 8.29 56.04 10.60
Honours 878 59.07 6.54 58.19 6.23 62.95 7.75 57.52 9.73
Masters 573 55.19 6.66 55.74 6.27 61.01 8.83 51.98 9.45
Doctorate 127 57.84 7.14 55.94 6.77 61.90 9.70 56.69 10.29
F (9303,3)   35.11 27.16 13.70 34.59
p   0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000
  ALL 9307 57.45 7.11 56.52 6.05 61.26 8.31 55.94 10.51
  1. NOTE: means in bold show the highest sub-group mean for each demographic variable. The p-value below it shows if this is statistically significant.