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Table 4 Attendance tertiles and test mean scores

From: Pharmacology and therapeutics resource session attendance and academic performance of pre-clerkship medical students in problem-based learning curricula

  Attendance ≤ 50% Attendance > 50% p-value
Mean score in performance (n) 56.4 ± 19.8 (719) 66.7 ± 19.6 (685) < 0.0001
Lower tertilea percentage (n) 14.6 (105) 6.6 (45) < 0.0001
Mean lower tertile score 25.6 ± 8.2 25.2 ± 6.2 0.759
Mid tertileb percentage (n) 47.6 (342) 33.8 (232) < 0.0001
Mean mid tertile score 49.7 ± 7.7 51.3 ± 7.6 < 0.012
Higher tertilec percentage (n) 37.8 (272) 59.6 (408) < 0.0001
Mean higher tertile score 76.7 ± 9.9 80.1 ± 10.1 < 0.0001
  1. astudents with ≤ 33.3% score in pharmacology
  2. bstudents with > 33.3 to ≤ 66.6% score in pharmacology
  3. cstudents with > 66.6% score in pharmacology