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Table 2 Distribution of right answers in regard with medical education language preference.1 Online Test, 2018

From: Language of written medical educational materials for non-English speaking populations: an evaluation of a simplified bi-lingual approach

  Number (%) of Responses from Syrian Universities2 (total: 1193)Number (%) of Responses From All Universities2 (total: 1440)
Medical education language preferenceMother language3: 737 (62)Other language: 456 (38)P-valueMother language3: 864 (58)Other language: 620 (42)P-value
Right answers for the first Paragraph73 (10)40 (9)0.5188 (10)72 (11.6)0.47
Right answers for the second Paragraph576 (78)359 (79)0.82652 (75.4)477 (77)0.87
Right answers for the third Paragraph161 (22)129 (28)0.012182 (21)154 (25)0.14
Right answers for all English questions from all paragraphs4217 (29.4)195 (43)<  0.001247 (28.5)258 (41.6)<  0.001
Right answers for all mother language questions from all paragraphs445 (6)25 (5.4)0.9856 (6.4)38 (6)0.98
Right answers for all questions18 (2.4)11 (2.4)0.00524 (2.7)19 (3)0.004
  1. 1Responders were invited to answer if they preferred their mother language for the instruction of medical education or not
  2. 2Responses from preparatory year not included
  3. 3Arabic language represents mother language for this population
  4. 4One question for each of the three paragraphs was in English while the other was in mother language