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Table 1 Demographic profile of participants

From: Perceptions of intercultural competence and institutional intercultural inclusiveness among first year medical students: a 4-year study

Characteristics Frequency of participants within each year of study (%)  
  2014 (n = 137) 2015 (n = 105) 2016 (n = 141) 2017 (n = 137) Overall (N = 520)
Gender
Male 34.5 40.0 27.6 40.1 33.8
Female 65.5 60.0 72.4 59.9 62.2
Age group (years)
  ≤ 20 74.9 74.3 74.3 65.5 72.3
  > 20 25.1 25.9 25.7 34.5 27.7
Ethnic Origin
Africa 9.5 11.5 6.4 4.5 7.7
Asia 29.2 22.1 26.4 26.5 26.0
Australia 52.6 58.7 59.3 59.1 56.5
Europe 3.6 4.8 5.0 3.8 4.2
America 5.1 2.9 2.8 6.1 4.2
Rurality/Town
Rural town 19.7 25.6 34.3 34.0 31.0
Regional centre 43.3 35.6 28.3 23.0 29.6
Major city 35.8 38.5 37.7 43.0 38.3
Time lived in Australia
  < 1 2.2 11.4 10.6 11.7 14.0
1–5 years 3.6 8.6 7.8 10.9 7.7
6–10 years 10.2 8.6 10.6 9.5 9.8
11–15 years 10.9 8.6 4.3 5.1 7.3
  > 15 3.6 3.8 8.5 5.8 5.6
Born in Australia 49.6 59.0 58.2 56.2 55.6