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Table 1 Characteristics of student groups

From: Differences in procedural knowledge after a “spaced” and a “massed” version of an intensive course in emergency medicine, investigating a very short spacing interval

Variable Total (n = 156) Spaced group (n = 54) Massed group (n = 102) Statistical differenceb
  n % n % n % p
Drop-out ratea 35 18.3 10 15.6 25 19.7 0.603
Gender (female) 94 60.3 33 61.1 61 59.8 0.874
Age below 25 years 77 49.4 19 35.2 58 56.9 0.010
Native language German 128 82.1 40 74.1 88 86.3 0.059
Work experience in EMS 13 8.3 5 9.3 8 7.8 0.761
  1. atotal of eligible students: n = 191
  2. bChi-square test