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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of final- year medical students from a public and a private university

From: Development and validation of an instrument to assess the prescribing readiness of medical students in Malaysia

  Public university (n = 123) Private university (n = 53) p-value ‡
Gender [n (%)]a    
Female 83 (67.5) 31 (58.5) 0.252
Male 40 (32.5) 22 (41.5)
Mean age ± SD (years) [range] 24.2 ± 0.8 [23–29] 24.2 ± 1.1 [22–28] 0.943
Ethnicity [n (%)]a    
Malay 67 (54.5) 28 (52.8) 0.107
Chinese 52 (42.3) 19 (35.8)
Indian 2 (1.6) 5 (9.4)
Others 2 (1.6) 1 (1.9)
  1. SD Standard deviation
  2. ‡χ2 test was used for all categorical variables whilst the independent t-test was used for all continuous variables
  3. aData unavailable for 1 participant (gender), 1 participant (ethnicity)