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Table 1 Demographic data

From: Face-to-face versus distance learning of basic suturing skills in novice learners: a quantitative prospective randomized trial

Demographic data Total number of participants (n = 118) p-value
Face-to-face learning (n = 59) Distance learning (n = 59)
Mean age (range) in years 21.47 (18–27) 21.42 (18–26) 0.55
Gender
 Female 32 (53.3%) 28 (46.7%) 0.46
 Male 27 (46.6%) 31 (53.4%)
Seniority level
 Senior Pre-medical students 17 (28.8%) 17 (28.8%) 0.97
 First-year medical students 21 (35.6%) 20 (33.9%)
 Second-year medical students 21 (35.6%) 22 (37.3%)
Hand-dominance
 Right 57 (96.6%) 52 (88.1%) 0.08
 Left 2 (3.4%) 7 (11.9%)
Plays a musical instrument 16 (27.1%) 16 (27.1%) 0.49