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Table 1 Demographic details of a group of senior dental students at Jordan University of Science and Technology (n = 227)

From: Career perspectives of senior dental students from different backgrounds at a single Middle Eastern institution

Characteristic Nationality Total n(%)
Jordanians Malaysians Gulf States Syrians, Iraqi and Palestinians Others  
Gender
 Female 81 (76%) 48 (77%) 15 (60%) 15 (68%) 7 (64%) 166 (73%)
 Male 26 (24%) 14 (23%) 10 (40%) 7 (32%) 4 (36%) 61 (27%)
Age
  ≤ 25 106 (99%) 62 (100%) 22 (88%) 21 (96%) 11 (100%) 222 (98%)
  > 25 1 (1%) 0 3 (12%) 1 (4%) 0 5 (2%)
Marital status
 Single 101 (94%) 60 (97%) 20 (80%) 18 (82%) 11 (100%) 210 (92%)
 Married 6 (6%) 2 (3%) 5 (20%) 4 (18%) 0 17 (8%)
Tuition fee source*
 Own or parental 87 (81%) 1 (2%) 10 (40%) 21 (96%) 5 (46%) 124 (55%)
 Scholarship 19 (18%) 54 (87%) 9 (36%) 1 (4%) 6 (54%) 89 (39%)
 Loan or other 1 (1%) 7 (11%) 6 (24%) 0 0 14 (6%)
Father’s educational level
  < high school 4 (4%) 0 0 0 2 (18%) 6 (3%)
 High school 8 (8%) 14 (23%) 8 (32%) 4 (18%) 1 (9%) 35 (15%)
 Higher education (undergraduate or postgraduate) 95 (88%) 47 (77%) 27 (68%) 18 (82%) 8 (73%) 186 (82%)
Mother’s educational level
  < high school 3 (3%) 0 5 (20%) 0 1 (9%) 9 (4%)
 High school 13 (12%) 16 (26%) 5 (20%) 6 (27%) 4 (36%) 44 (19%)
 Higher education (undergraduate or postgraduate) 91 (85%) 46 (74%) 15 (60%) 16 (73%) 6 (55%) 174 (77%)
Subtotal 107 (47%) 62 (27%) 25 (11%) 22 (10%) 11 (5%) 227
  1. *Significant differences between nationalities, Chi square test, P < 0.05