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Table 1 Socio-demographics of the 250 included female and male students

From: To select or be selected – gendered experiences in clinical training affect medical students’ specialty preferences

Category Variable All (N = 250) Women N = 146 (58%) Mean (SD) Men N = 104 (42%) Mean (SD)
Age   Range: 23–55 Mean: 28.33 SD: 4.32 Median: 27 Range: 23–55 Mean: 28.03 SD: 4.45 Median: 27 Range: 23–49 Mean: 28.74 SD: 4.13 Median: 28
Civil status Not cohabiting 102 (40.8) 58 (39.7) 44 (42.3)
Cohabiting/married 148 (59.2) 88 (60.3) 60 (57.7)
Children No 214 (85.6) 127 (87.0) 87 (83.7)
Yes 36 (14.4) 19 (13.0) 17 (16.3)
Sexual orientation Heterosexual 235 (94.0) 135 (92.5) 100 (96.2)
Homo, bi, or queer 15 (6.0) 11 (7.5) 4 (3.8)
Country of birth Sweden 233 (93.2) 138 (94.5) 95 (91.3)
Other than Sweden 17 (6.8) 8 (5.5) 9 (8.7)
Parents’ country of birth other than Sweden Both 18 (7.2) 9 (6.2) 9 (8.7)
One 16 (6.4) 12 (8.2) 4 (3.8)
None 216 (86.4) 125 (85.6) 91 (87.5)
Parents with higher educationa Both 167 (66.8) 97 (66.4) 70 (67.3)
One 52 (20.8) 34 (23.3) 18 (17.3)
None 30 (12.0) 14 (9.6) 16 (15.4)
Parents’ occupation physician Both 6 (2.4) 3 (2.1) 3 (2.9)
One 50 (20.0) 32 (21.9) 18 (17.3)
None 194 (77.6) 111 (76.0) 83 (79.8)
  1. aAnswer from one female student missing