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Table 2 Characteristics of all students participating in the public health service program and those who reported personal positive impact (groups are not mutually exclusive)

From: A governmental program to encourage medical students to deliver primary prevention: experiment and evaluation in a French faculty of medicine

  All students
(n = 341, 100%)
Students who are willing to change behavior (n = 111, 32.5%) Students who acquired knowledge on the theme (n = 194, 56.9%) Students who acquired new skills in prevention (n = 240, 70.4%) Students who declare ease in addressing prevention issues in the future (n = 248, 72.7%)
N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
Gender (Missing data = 5)
Male 105 (30.8) 36 (32.4) 54 (27.8) 72 (30.0) 74 (29.8)
Female 236 (69.2) 75 (67.6) 140 (72.1) 168 (70.0) 174 (70.2)
E-learning participation 216 (63.3) 64 (57.6) 116 (59.8) 152 (63.3) 158 (63.7)
Place of intervention
Middle School 13 (3.8) 2 (1.8) 5 (2.6) 11 (4.6) 12 (4.8)
High school 143 (41.9) 60 (54.0) 107 (55.2) 118 (49.2) 122 (49.2)
Universities 159 (46.6) 42 (37.8) 71 (36.6) 86 (35.8) 92 (37.1)
Social structure 26 (7.6) 7 (6.3) 11 (5.7) 25 (10.4) 22 (8.9)
Intervention theme
Nutrition 79 (23.2) 32 (28.8) 47 (24.2) 55 (22.9) 58 (23.4)
Physical activity 68 (19.9) 20 (18.0) 29 (14.9) 46 (19.2) 49 (19.8)
Addiction 88 (25.8) 28 (25.2) 51 (26.3) 60 (25.0) 59 (23.8)
Sexuality 106 (31.1) 31 (27.9) 67 (34.5) 79 (32.9) 82 (33.1)
Number of beneficiaries per week
  < 10 33 (9.7) 6 (5.4) 7 (3.6) 10 (4.2) 14 (5.6)
10–50 108 (31.7) 27 (24.3) 48 (24.7) 62 (25.8) 66 (26.6)
50–150 137 (40.2) 50 (45.0) 98 (50.5) 117 (48.7) 118 (47.6)
150–300 57 (16.7) 26 (23.4) 38 (19.6) 46 (19.2) 45 (18.1)
  > 300 6 (1.8) 2 (1.8) 3 (1.5) 5 (2.1) 5 (2.0)
  1. * Interpretation of the table (example): Of the 341 total of students who participated, 143 (41.9%) delivered their prevention action in high school. On the 111 students who are willing to change behavior 60 (54.0%) delivered their prevention action in high school
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