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Table 1 Participant’s demographic information

From: A multi-institutional and cross-sectional study on empathy in Chinese medical students: differences by student cadre or not, future career preference, and father’s education status

VariablesFudan UniverstiyJiaotong UniversityTongji UniversityTotal
Total176 (33.78%)196 (37.62%)149 (28.60%)521 (100.00%)
Gender
 Male67 (12.86%)62 (11.90%)54 (10.36%)183 (35.12%)
 Female109 (20.92%)134 (25.72%)95 (18.23%)338 (64.88%)
Age (years)
 < 2051 (9.79%)73 (14.01%)62 (11.90%)186 (35.70%)
 20–22120 (23.03%)108 (20.73%)74 (14.20%)302 (57.97%)
 23–254 (0.77%)15 (2.88%)10 (1.92%)29 (5.57%)
 > 251 (0.19%)0 (0.00%)3 (0.58%)4 (0.77%)
Medical school year
 1st year29 (5.57%)46 (8.83%)39 (7.49%)114 (21.88%)
 2nd year47 (9.02%)82 (15.74%)62 (11.90%)191 (36.66%)
 3rd year62 (11.90%)28 (5.37%)36 (6.91%)126 (24.18%)
 4th year32 (6.14%)32 (6.14%)9 (1.73%)73 (14.01%)
 5th year and above6 (1.15%)8 (1.54%)3 (0.58%)17 (3.26%)