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Table 4 Socio-demographic characteristics

From: Specialty preferences and influencing factors: a repeated cross-sectional survey of first- to sixth-year medical students in Jena, Germany

   Survey 2014   Survey 2015 Survey 2016
Participating students in Jena 2014 (n = 322)
Response rate 18.5%
All medical students in Jena 2014 (n = 1740) German medical students 2014 (n = 87,863) Participating students in Jena 2015 (n = 217)
Response rate 12.2%
All medical students in Jena 2015 (n = 1782) German medical students 2015 (n = 89,998) Participating students in Jena 2016 (n = 181)
Response rate 9.2%
All medical students in Jena 2016 (n = 1971) German medical students 2016 (n = 91,938)
Gender, n (%)
 Female 234 (72.0%) 1167 (67.1%) 53,352 (61%) 159 (72.6%) 1188 (66.7%) 54,638 (61%) 148 (81.3%) 1310 (66.5%) 56,240 (61.2%)
 Male 88 (27.1%) 573 (32.9%) 34,511 (39%) 58 (26.5%) 594 (33.3%) 35,360 (39%) 33 (18.1%) 661 (33.5%) 35,698 (38.8%)
 Not specified 3 (0.9%)    2 (0.9%)    1 (0.5%)   
Age, median 24.0 24.8 not available 24.0 24.9 not available 24.0 24.5 not available
Civil status
 Single 110 (33.8%) not available not available 76 (34.7%) not available not available 73 (40.1%) not available not available
 In a relationship 179 (55.1%) 112 (51.1%) 86 (47.3%)
 Married 24 (7.4%) 12 (5.5%) 17 (9.3%)
 Not specified 12 (3.7%) 18 (8.2%) 6 (3.3%)
Children
 Yes 24 (7.4%) not available not available 15 (10.5%) not available not available 15 (8.2%) not available not available
 No 295 (90.8%) 196 (89.5%) 164 (90.1%)
 Not specified 6 (1.8%) 8 (3.7%) 3 (1.6%)