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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of Sociology students from the Faculty of Social Sciences and students of the first, third, fourth, fifth and sixth year of medical studies (N = 272)

From: Health numeracy skills of medical students:cross-sectional and controlled before-and-after study

 Sociology (n = 27)Medicine 1st year (n = 54)Medicine 3rd year (n = 54)Medicine 4th year (n = 52)Medicine 5th year (n = 39)Medicine 6th year (n = 46)P*
Percentage of participants from eligible populations100%60%75.0%72.2%64.0%68.7%0.541
Female sex (%)24 (88.9%)40 (67.7%)40 (74.1%)38 (73.1%)27 (71.1%)30 (65.2%)0.306
Age in years (median, 95% confidence interval)19.0 (18.0 to 19.5)19.0 (18.0 to 19.0)21.0 (20.0 to 21.0)†22.0 (21.0 to 22.0)†23.0 (23.0 to 23.0)†23.0 (23.0 to 24.0)†< 0.001
Grade point average at the end of high school (median, 95% confidence interval)4.1 (4.0 to 4.3)‡4.8 (4.7 to 4.8)4.8 (4.7 to 4.9)4.7 (4.6 to 4.8)4.8 (4.7 to 4.9)4.8 (4.5 to 4.9)0.109
  1. *Chi-square test for categorical variables and Kruskal Wallis test for continuous variables
  2. †Significantly different from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th year groups, Conover post-hoc test
  3. ‡Significantly different from other groups, Conover post-hoc test
  4. In Croatian higher education system, grade point average ranges from 2.0 (sufficient) to 5.0 (outstanding)