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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the study population (N = 1065)

From: Attitudes of Chinese health sciences postgraduate students’ to the use of information and communication technology in global health research

Variables N %
Gender
 Male 489 46%
 Female 576 54%
Age
 22–25 622 58%
 26–30 304 28%
 Above 30 139 14%
Universities
 Guangxi Medical University (GXMU, Nanning) 733 69%
 Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine (GXUCM, Nanning) 91 8%
 Guilin Medical University (GLMU, Guilin) 90 8%
 Guangzhou Medical University (GZMU, Guangzhou) 49 5%
 Kunming Medical University (KMMU, Kunming) 51 5%
 Fudan University (FDU, Shanghai) 51 5%
Current Disciplines
 Clinical Medicine 527 49%
 Public Health 180 17%
 Pharmacy 115 11%
 Nursing 127 12%
 Medical Information and Management 116 11%
Research fields, current or interested fields
 Biomedicine 171 16%
 Clinical Medicine 455 43%
 Health Communication 74 7%
 Biomedical, Medical or Public Health Informatics 86 8%
 Population health and/or public health research 81 8%
 Epidemiology/clinical epidemiology 79 7%
 Health services research 62 6%
 Behavioral/social science research 44 4%
 Others 13 1%
Have any of you had training, either formal or informal, in any aspect of ICT or biomedical informatics?
 Yes 72 7%
 No 993 93%
Have you ever taken an online course?
 Yes 269 25%
 No 796 75%