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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of all medical school applicant participants, matriculating participants, undergraduate math student respondents and current medical student respondents at the University of Calgary

From: Anti-Indigenous bias of medical school applicants: a cross-sectional study

  Applicant Participants
n (%)
Matriculant Participants (Class of 2024)
n (%)
Math Students
n (%)
Current Medical Student Participants
n (%)b
Total number 1834 134 160 487
Participants (Response rate) 595a (32.4) 37 (27.6) 25 (15.6) 66 (13.6)
Gender
 Cisgender women 382 (64.2) 21 (60.0) 11 (45.8) 46 (83.6)
 Cisgender men 199 (33.5) 12 (34.3) 11 (45.8) 6 (10.9)
 A non-binary genderc 13 (2.2) 2 (5.8) 2 (8.3) 3 (5.4)
Age
 < 20 years 29 (5.0) 3 (9.1) 17 (68.0) 0
 21–25 years 376 (64.8) 16 (48.5) 5 (20.0) 30 (54.6)
 26–30 years 93 (16.0) 6 (18.2) 0 20 (36.4)
 31–35 years 56 (9.7) 8 (24.2) 2 (8.0) 5 (9.1)
 36–40 years 11 (1.9) 0 1 (4.0) 0
 41–45 years 10 (1.7) 0 0 0
 46–50 years 4 (0.7) 0 0 0
 > 55 years 1 (0.2) 0 0 0
Race
 Black 42 (7.1) 5 (13.5) 1 (4.0) 2 (3.0)
 White 329 (55.3) 17 (48.6) 8 (32.0) 32 (48.5)
 Indigenous 19 (3.2) 1 (2.9) 2 (8.0) 3 (4.5)
 Middle Eastern 38 (6.4) 4 (11.4) 2 (8.0) 5 (7.6)
 Asian 168 (28.2) 9 (25.7) 10 (40.0) 15 (22.7)
 Hispanic/Latinx 11 (1.8) 1 (2.9) 2 (8.0) 0
LGBTQ2S+ Community
 Yes 76 (12.9) 5 (14.7) 2 (8.3) 14 (25.5)
 No 487 (82.7) 28 (82.4) 20 (83.3) 41 (74.6)
Abilities
 Other Ability 188 (31.6) 15 (40.5) 0 29 (43.9)
 No Disability 407 (68.4) 22 (64.7) 13 (52.0) 37 (56.1)
Minority
 Visible Minority 209 (35.5) 12 (35.3) 8 (33.3) 22 (40.0)
 Non-visible Minority 105 (18.1) 12 (35.3) 6 (25.0) 14 (26.4)
  1. All identities are self-reported. Multiple selections were allowed
  2. LGBTQ2S+ Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and other sexual orientation community members
  3. Other ability = any sensory, learning, mobility, chronic illness, mental health, temporary illness, or other impairment
  4. a 988 applicants opened the survey link (53.8%) and 595 completed at least one question
  5. b Current medical student participants were those enrolled in their first (Class of 2023), second (Classof 2022) or third (Class of 2021) year of medical school
  6. c Two Spirit, gender diverse, non-binary, transgender, and people whose gender was not listed were combined into the group “non-binary gender” to prevent identifiability due to smaller numbers across individual groups