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Table 5 Patterns of gender-based attendance and test score achieved

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

Students’ Characteristics Male Female p-value
Total mean attendance (n) 39.1 ± 35.1 (592) 55.1 ± 37.2 (812) < 0.0001
Lower tertilea percentage (n) 11.5 (68) 10.1 (82) 0.406
Lower tertile score 25.6 ± 8.0 25.3 ± 7.4 0.778
Mid tertileb percentage (n) 43.1 (255) 39.9 (319) 0.154
Mid tertile score 50.6 ± 7.7 50.2 ± 7.8 0.480
Higher tertilec percentage (n) 45.4 (269) 50.6 (411) 0.055
Higher tertile score 79.1 ± 10.5 78.6 ± 9.9 0.543
Total mean score (n) 60.7 ± 20.5 (592) 62.0 ± 20.2 (812) 0.219
0% attendance (n) 29.9 (177) 20.2 (164) < 0.0001
Mean score 53.8 ± 18.0 55.5 ± 19.8 0.417
100% attendance (n) 9.3 (55) 22.7 (184) < 0.0001
Mean score 72.6 ± 16.4 68.7 ± 17.0 0.130
Percentages of students with distinctiond 8.4 (50) 8.0 (65) 0.766
Mean score 95.6 ± 4.0 95.2 ± 3.9 0.608
  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
  4. dstudents with grade ≥ 90%