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Table 6 Gender differences on specialty of choice of students

From: Specialty preferences among final year medical students in medical schools of southeast Nigeria: need for career guidance

Specialty Male Female Total *P value
n = 232 n = 177 n = 409
N (%) N (%) N (%)
Surgery 75 (32.3) 23 (13.0) 98 (24.0) <0.001
Paediatrics 26 (11.2) 51 (28.8) 77 (18.8) <0.001
Obstetrics and Gynaecology 43 (18.5) 21 (11.9) 64 (15.6) 0.066
Internal Medicine 26 (11.2) 19 (10.7) 45 (11.0) 0.880
Community Medicine 13 (5.6) 15 (8.5) 28 (6.8) 0.255
Ophthalmology 5 (2.2) 10 (5.6) 15 (3.7) 0.062
Psychiatry 8 (3.4) 6 (3.4) 14 (3.4) 0.974
Radiology 5 (2.2) 5 (2.8) 10 (2.4) 0.664
Pathology 7 (3.0) 1 (0.6) 8 (2.0) 0.076
Anaesthesia 1 (0.4) 2 (1.1) 3 (0.7) 0.412
Ear, Nose and Throat 0 (0.0) 1 (0.6) 1 (0.2) 0.252
Undecided 23 (9.9) 23 (13.0) 46 (11.2) 0.329
  1. *p value on bivariate analysis