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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the study sample and likelihood of specializing in psychiatry

From: Attitudes towards psychiatry amongst medical and nursing students in Singapore

   n %
Age Mean = 21.27   
SD = 3.28   
Gender Male 290 28.9
Female 712 71.1
Ethnicity Chinese 754 75.2
Malay 141 14.1
Indian 82 8.2
Others 25 2.5
Average monthly household income per capita over the past 1 year Below 2000 241 24.1
2000 to 5999 434 43.3
6000 and above 327 32.6
Type of student Medical 502 50.1
Nursing 500 49.9
Academic year in course Year 1 308 30.7
Year 2 310 30.9
Year 3 182 18.2
Year 4 & 5 202 20.2
Psychiatric lecture course evaluation Have not attended 355 35.4
Below average 20 2.0
Average 186 18.6
Above average 441 44.0
Psychiatric placement course evaluation Have not attended 510 50.9
Below average 9 0.9
Average 69 6.9
Above average 414 41.3
Likelihood of specializing in psychiatry Yes 218 21.8
No 784 78.2