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Table 1 Demographic differences between paramedicine and nursing students

From: Do commencing nursing and paramedicine students differ in interprofessional learning and practice attitudes: evaluating course, socio-demographic and individual personality effects

Comparison Comparison Nursing Paramedicine P-value
Gendera Male 19 % 44 % .001
Female 81 % 56 %  
Age (S.D.)b   23.09 (7.1) 24.4(7.2) .229
Educationc < Year 12 1.3 % 6 % .017
Year 12 65.0 % 40 %  
Incomplete U/G 15.8 % 26 %  
Undergraduate 15.8 % 16 %  
Postgraduate 1.9 % 12 %  
History working/volunteering health context a   39 % 56 % .024
Immediate family member working in health   42 % 50 % .198
Speaks language other than English at home a   31 % 2 % <.001
  1. aDenotes significant differences on chi square tests between groups at α = .05
  2. bDenotes no significant differences between groups on Univariate ANOVA
  3. cDenotes significant difference on Univariate ANOVA at α = .05