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Table 2 Health science students’ TV viewing

From: TV medical dramas: health sciences students’ viewing habits and potential for teaching issues related to bioethics and professionalism

Academic program Watch TV Type of TV program Watch medical dramas Format Frequency (>1 time p/week)
Series Movies News Sports Total   Regular episodes on TV Reruns on TV DVD Online platforms
Medicine M 35 (97.2) F 86 (100) M 30 (83.3) F 83 (9.5) M 34 (94.4) F 76 (88.4) M 29 (8.6) F 68 (79.1) M 18 (50) F 30 (3.9) 57 (46) M 12 (33.3) F 45 (52.3)* 10 (17.5) 15 (26.3) 1 (1.8) 54 ** 36 (29)
Nursing M 20 (95.2) F 122 (100) M 20 (95.2) F 115 (94.3) M 17 (81) F 96 (78.7) M 17 (81) F 66 (54)* M 13 (61.9) F 29 (23.8)* 80 (55.9) M 6 (28.6) F 74 (70.7)* 32 (40) 13 (16.3) 1 (1,3) 94** 78 (54.5)$
Human Biology M 18 (94.7) F 68 (98.6) M 18 (94.7) F 65 (94.2) M 19 (100) F 65 (94.2) M 15 (78.9) F 45 (65.2) M 10 (52.6) F 22 (32.4) 39 (44.3) M 3 (15.8) F 36 (52.2)* 13 (33.3) 12 (30.8) -- 42** 25 (28.4)
  1. Data are expressed as number of cases and percentages in parentheses.
  2. *Significantly different between genders, p < 0.05
  3. **Significantly different from other formats, p < 0.05
  4. $Significantly different from other academic programs