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Table 2 Demographic profiles of graduate entrants by type of medicine programme

From: Impact of accelerated, graduate-entry medicine courses: a comparison of profile, success, and specialty destination between graduate entrants to accelerated or standard medicine courses in UK

Medicine Programme type 4 year accelerated 5 yr. course 5 year 6 year significance
Number 1445 75 1150 45  
Mean age 24.9b 25.3b 23.9a 24.6a,b ANOVA, F(3,2715) = 14.7, p < .001
Gender
    women 57.1% 54.7% 60.1% 59.6%  
    men 42.9% 45.3% 39.9% #  
Ethnicity
    white 78.8% 87.8% 70.1% 80.9% Chi-square = 78.3, 15 df, p < .001
    Asian 11.9% # 20.0% #  
    black 3.3% # 3.4% #  
    mixed 4.5% # 2.4% #  
Parental higher education
    yes 56.6% 50.7% 44.6% 63.8% Chi-square = 19.2, 3 df, p < .001
NS-SEC
    managerial or professional 67.2% 68.0% 63.2% 54.8% Chi-square = 49.1, 21 df, p < .001
    intermediate occupations 13.2% # 14.0% #  
    small employers and own account workers 1.7% # 3.3% #  
    lower supervisory 1.4% # 2.3% #  
    semi-routine & routine occupations 16.6% # 17.1% #  
  1. # - figure suppressed due to disclosure controls
  2. Note that because of statistical disclosure controls, frequencies are rounded and percentages sometimes omitted (see Methods). Superscripts indicate homogenous subsets (p < .05) for ANOVA only