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Table 1 Distribution of variables by sex of the candidates (N = 7670)

From: Passing MRCP (UK) PACES: a cross-sectional study examining the performance of doctors by sex and country

Variable Male N = 4026 (% of males) Female N = 3644 (% of females) Statistical significance
Passed PACES at first attempt
 Yes 1681 (42) 2055 (56) χ2(1) = 144, P < 0.001
 No 2345 (58) 1589 (44)
Ethnicity
 White 1101 (27) 1602 (44) χ2(1) = 241, P < 0.001
 BME 2466 (61) 1653 (45)
 Missing 459 (11) 389 (11)
World region where Primary Medical Qualification received
 UK 1692 (42) 2254 (62) χ2(1) = 302, P < 0.001
 Outside of UK 2332 (58) 1390 (38)
 Missing 2 (< 1) 0 (0)
Registered with the General Medical Council
 Yes 2352 (58) 2725 (75) χ2(1) = 229, P < 0.001
 No 1674 (42) 919 (25)
Country of examination centre
 UK 2862 (71) 3004 (77) χ2(1) = 137, P < 0.001
 Outside of UK 1164 (29) 640 (18)