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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and research involvement

From: Perception, attitude, practice and barriers towards medical research among undergraduate students

CharacteristicsNumber (percent)
N = 523
Age18–21491 (93.9)
22–2528 (5.4)
25+4 (0.8)
SexMale167 (32.0)
Female355 (68.0)
ClassSophomore174 (33.3)
Junior146 (27.9)
Senior203 (38.8)
Credits, mean ± SD 30 ± 4.42
MajorAgriculture/Nutrition118 (22.7)
Math/physics19 (3.7)
Biology161 (31.0)
Chemistry65 (12.5)
Environmental heath/Nursing133 (25.6)
Othera23 (4.4)
Premedical 267 (51.1)
GPA< 70%14 (2.7)
70–78%176 (34.2)
79–85%146 (28.3)
86–90%121 (23.5)
> 90%58 (11.3)
MRVP familiarity 228 (43.6)
MRVP participation duration (months), mean ± SD 5.56 ± 4.68
Other previous/current research experience 42 (8.1)
Other previous/current research experience duration (months), mean ± SD 5.98 ± 4.90
Publications 19 (46.3)
Presentations 19 (47.5)
  1. aThe “Other” section includes the following majors: psychology, political sciences, education, mechanical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, computer and communications engineering and chemical engineering