Skip to main content

Table 2 Importance of an evenly balanced gender ratio

From: How do applicants, students and physicians think about the feminisation of medicine? - a questionnaire-survey

Survey groupItem answerMaleFemaleTotal
N (%)aN (%)aN (%)
ApplicantsVery important23 (35.9%)56 (50.0%)79 (44.9%)
Important22 (34.4%)34 (30.4%)56 (31.8%)
Partly important9 (14.1%)15 (13.4%)24 (13.6%)
Unimportant6 (9.4%)5 (4.5%)11 (6.3%)
Very unimportant4 (6.3%)2 (1.8%)6 (3.4%)
UQ  5
Total64 (100.0%)112 (100.0%)176 (100.0%)
Medical studentsVery important42 (22.5%)103 (27.0%)146b (25.6%)
Important74 (39.6%)167 (43.8%)243c (42.6%)
Partly important38 (20.3%)76 (19.9%)114 (20.0%)
Unimportant24 (12.8%)26 (6.8%)50 (8.8%)
Very unimportant9 (4.8%)9 (2.4%)18 (3.2%)
UQ  19
Total187 (100.0%)381 (100.0%)571 (100.0%)
DoctorsVery important27 (24.1%)25 (24.3%)53a (24.5%)
Important42 (37.5%)36 (35.0%)78 (36.1%)
Partly important24 (21.4%)22 (21.4%)46 (21.3%)
Unimportant15 (13.4%)18 (17.5%)33 (15.3%)
Very unimportant4 (3.6%)2 (1.9%)6 (2.8%)
UQ  9
Total112 (100.0%)103 (100.0%)216 (100.0%)
  1. aThe percentage refers to the respective ratio of female or male survey participants
  2. bOne entry for “very important” without declaration of gender
  3. c Two entries for “important” without declaration of gender