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Table 2 Demographic Characteristics of Sample

From: U.S. medical students who engage in self-care report less stress and higher quality of life

  Current Sample Total Enrollment in U.S.*
n % n %
Gender
 Women 540 60.1 40,583 46.9
 Men 307 34.2 46,027 53.1
Year in Medical School
 First 264 29.4 20,627 25.6
 Second 224 24.9 20,343 25.3
 Third 190 21.2 20,055 24.9
 Fourth 173 19.3 19,517 24.2
Race/Ethnicity
 Non-Hispanic White 639 71.2 46,841 53.1
 Asian 71 7.9 18,430 20.9
 African American 37 4.1 5856 6.63
 Hispanic 58 6.5 5344 6.1
 Native American 4 0.4 96 0.1
 More than one race 31 3.5 6740 7.6
Sexual Orientation
 Heterosexual/Straight 794 85.1 13,447 94.3
 Gay or Lesbian 21 2.3 484 3.4
 Bisexual 42 4.7 327 2.3
 Pansexual 10 1.1 N/A N/A
Marital Status
 Single 544 60.6 10,612 73.9
 Living with partner 82 9.1 N/A N/A
 Married 150 16.7 3532 24.6
 Engaged 67 7.5 N/A N/A
 Separated/Divorced 9 1.0 129 0.9
First Generation College Graduate
 Yes 123 13.7 9493 15.0
 No 727 81.0 53,945 85.0
  1. N = 871. *Data from Association of American Medical Colleges [60], AAMC Medical School Graduation Questionnaire [65], and Brewer & Grbic [66]