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Table 1 Characteristics of Student Volunteers and Non-Volunteers, N (%)

From: Student-run free clinic volunteers: who they are and what we can learn from them

  Volunteer (n = 79) Non-Volunteer (n = 26) p-value
Characteristic    
Age, years    0.27 a
 21–25 47 (59.5 %) 17 (65.4 %)  
 26–30 27 (34.2 %) 9 (34.6 %)  
 > 30 5 (6.3 %) 0  
Gender    0.15 b
 Female 49 (62.0 %) 12 (46.1 %)  
 Male 30 (38.0 %) 14 (53.8 %)  
Undergraduate Major    0.76 a
 Biological Sciences 48 (52.7 %) 16 (50 %)  
 Liberal Arts 18 (19.8 %) 5 (15.6 %)  
 Natural Sciences (other than Biological Sciences) 6 (6.6 %) 3 (9.4 %)  
 Engineering 6 (6.6 %) 1 (3.1 %)  
 Other 13 (14.3 %) 7 (21.9 %)  
Traditional Student    0.38 b
 Yes 26 (32.9 %) 11 (42.3 %)  
 No 53 (67.1 %) 15 (57.7 %)  
GPA    0.25 a
 2.5–2.9 7 (9 %) 1 (3.9 %)  
 3.0-3.4 34 (43.6 %) 16 (61.5 %)  
 3.5-4 37 (47.4 %) 9 (34.6 %)  
When did you learn about the Student-Run Free Clinics (SRFC) program at LSOM?    0.63 b
 Before I applied 12 (15.2 %) 5 (19.2 %)  
 After I applied but before I was admitted 26 (32.9 %) 6 (23.1 %)  
 After I was admitted but before starting school 16 (20.3 %) 4 (15.4 %)  
 After I started school 25 (31.6 %) 11 (42.3 %)  
Global Health Elective    0.22 b
 Yes 25 (31.6 %) 5 (19.2 %)  
 No 54 (68.4 %) 21 (80.8 %)  
Other Volunteering (Frontera de Salud)    0.03 b
 Yes 34 (43 %) 5 (19.2 %)  
 No 45 (57 %) 21 (80.8 %)  
  1. a Mann-Whitney U test was used
  2. b Chi-square test was used