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Table 1 Demographics of 1101 University of Auckland medical programme elective students according to route of entry, 2010–2016

From: Medical electives: exploring the determinants of placement and access variables between 2010 and 2016 at the University of Auckland

Variable Category General
N = 748 (67%)
MAPAS
N = 212 (19.3%)
RRAS
N = 141 (3.8%)
Total
N (%)
P-valuea
Sex Male 377 (50.4) 84 (39.6) 56 (39.7) 517 (46.9)  
Female 371 (49.6) 128 (60.4) 85 (60.3) 584 (53.0) 0.004
Age 20–24 507 (67.8) 106 (50.0) 79 (56.0) 692 (62.9)  
25+ 241 (32.2) 106 (50.0) 62 (44.0) 409 (37.1) < 0.001
Secondary school attended decileb Low (1–3) 30 (4.0) 61 (29.1) 12 (9.0) 103 (9.4)  
Medium (4–8) 219 (29.4) 75 (35.7) 83 (61.9) 377 (34.2)  
High (9–10) 464 (62.4) 67 (31.9) 35 (26.1) 566 (51.4)  
Overseas schooling 31 (4.2) 7 (3.3) 4 (3.0) 42 (3.8) < 0.001
Missing     13 (1.2)  
Ethnicity NZ European 347 (47.0) 119 (85.6) 466 (42.3)  
Māori 9 (1.2) 128 (60.7) 1 (0.7) 138 (12.5)  
Pacific 3 (0.8) 83 (39.3) 1 (0.7) 90 (8.2)  
Asian 348 (47.1) 17 (12.2) 365 (33.1)  
Other 29 (3.9) 1 (0.7) 30 (2.7) < 0.001
Missing     12 (1.1)  
Year of elective 2010 80 (10.7) 20 (9.4) 24 (17.0) 124 (11.2)  
2011 98 (13.1) 21 (9.9) 19 (13.5) 138 (12.5)  
2012 100 (13.4) 24 (11.3) 11 (7.8) 135 (12.3)  
2013 108 (14.4) 32 (15.1) 23 (16.3) 163 (14.8)  
2014 114 (15.2) 33 (15.6) 19 (13.5) 166 (15.1)  
2015 123 (16.4) 36 (17.0) 18 (12.8) 177 (16.1)  
2016 125 (16.7) 46 (21.7) 27 (19.1) 189 (17.9) 0.32
  1. aP-value from chi-square test for differences between each variable and route of entry (excluding missing values)
  2. bOnly applies to those who went to secondary school in NZ