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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of study participants

From: Extent of knowledge and attitudes on plagiarism among undergraduate medical students in South India - a multicentre, cross-sectional study to determine the need for incorporating research ethics in medical undergraduate curriculum

Characteristic Statistic Government College (n = 2131) Private College
(n = 2052)
Total
(N = 4183)
Age Mean (SD) 20.8 (1.8) 20.3 (2.2) 20.5 (2.0)
Gender  Male n (%) 865 (40.6) 803 (39.1) 1668 (39.9)
 Female n (%) 1266 (59.4) 1249 (60.9) 2515 (60.1)
Year of Study  One n (%) 456 (21.4) 568 (27.7) 1024 (24.5)
 Two n (%) 633 (29.7) 623 (30.4) 1256 (30.0)
 Three n (%) 358 (16.8) 408 (19.9) 766 (18.3)
 Four n (%) 552 (25.9) 321 (15.6) 873 (20.9)
 Internship n (%) 132 (6.2) 132 (6.4) 264 (6.3)
Previous Publications  Yes n (%) 44 (2.1) 34 (1.7) 78 (1.9)
 No n (%) 2087 (97.9) 2018 (98.3) 4105 (98.1)
Currently involved in research  Yes n (%) 60 (2.8) 96 (4.7) 156 (3.7)
 No n (%) 2071 (97.2) 1956 (95.3) 4027 (96.3)
  1. SD – Standard Deviation