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Table 1 Basic characteristics of respondents

From: Surgical career choices of medical students in China: does gender bias play a role?

Characteristics Composition/ mean (%/) Choose surgical career P-value
Composition/mean
Total 643(100%) 410(63.76%) ——
Age 21.21(18–24) 21.21(18–24) P = 0.78
Gender    P = 0.00
 Male 267(41.52%) 220(53.66%)  
 Female 376(58.48%) 190(46.34%)  
Residence    P = 0.96
 Rural 205(31.88%) 131(31.95%)  
 City 438(68.12%) 279(68.05%)  
Major    P = 0.69
 Clinical 436(67.81%) 273(66.59%)  
 Clinical 5 + 3 133(20.68%) 90(21.95%)  
 Pediatrics 25(3.89%) 17(4.15%)  
 Oral cavity 49(7.62%) 30(7.32%)  
  1. Clinical 5 + 3: Clinical undergraduate 5 years + postgraduate 3 years