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Table 4 Objective and subjective numeracy scores (median, 95% confidence interval) in non-intervention medical (n = 59) and intervention medical (n = 54) student groups

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

Numeracy testGroupFirst measurementSecond measurementThird measurementP†BF10
Subjective numeracyaNon-intervention group4.8 (4.6 to 5.0) §4.5 (4.3 to 4.8)4.4 (4.3 to 4.8)< 0.001990.99
< 0.0010.1420.029  
Intervention group4.5 (3.8 to 4.8)4.3 (4.0 to 4.5)4.9 (4.5 to 5.1)0.1680.87
Objective numeracyaNon-intervention group17.0 (15.0 to 17.1) 18.5 (18.0 to 19.0)19.0 (18.0 to 19.0)< 0.0011.49 × 1010
< 0.0010.0020.117  
Intervention group18.0 (18.0 to 20.0) #19.0 (19.0 to 20.0)19.0 (19.0 to 20.0)< 0.0011212.78
  1. aSubjective numeracy score is expressed as mean of answers to eight Likert type questions ranging 1–6; Objective numeracy is expressed as sum of correct answers on a scale from 0 to 20
  2. †Friedman non-parametric test for repeated samples
  3. ‡Bayesian repeated measures ANOVA; BF – Bayes Factor
  4. §Significantly different from the third measurement, Conover post-hoc test
  5. ¶Mann Whitney test for independent samples
  6. Significantly different from other two time point measurements, Conover post-hoc test
  7. #No differences were found between different time point measurements on post-hoc testing