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Table 3 Characteristics of the student population: age and gender

From: Communication skills of medical students during the OSCE: Gender-specific differences in a longitudinal trend study

Semester Number of students Gender distribution Age: Mean (Range (Min; Max)) [SD]
   Male Female  
2011 162 32% (n = 52) 68% (n = 110) 24.86 (27 (21;48)) [4.19]
2011–2012 168 42% (n = 71) 58% (n = 97) 25.40 (38 (21;59)) [4.24]
2012 148 34% (n = 51) 66% (n = 97) 24.38 (32 (20;52)) [3.61]
2012–2013 81 44% (n = 36) 56% (n = 45) 25.93 (25 (21;46)) [4.66]
2013 150 40% (n = 60) 60% (n = 90) 24.75 (13 (21;34)) [3.03]
2013–2014 165 47% (n = 77) 53% (n = 88) 25.29 (33 (19;52)) [3.98]
2014 153 41% (n = 63) 59% (n = 90) 23.7 (19 (20;39) [2.93]
Total 1027 40% (n = 410) 60% (n = 617) 24.84 (24) [3.85]