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Table 2 Description of the sample

From: Becoming a general practitioner - Which factors have most impact on career choice of medical students?

  Our sample
(n = 1,299)1
Medical students in BW
(n = 12,062)2
Gender, n (%)   
Female 774 (59.6) 7,180 (60.0)
Male 408 (31.4) 4,882 (40.0)
Age, mean (SD) 24.1 (3.1) Data not available
Year of study, n (%)   Data not available
1st - 2nd 304 (23.4)  
3rd - 5th 688 (53.0)  
> 5th 173 (13.3)  
  1. SD = Standard deviation, 1varies due to missing data, 2 total sample of medical students in the federal state of BW (Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany) for 2009/2010; Source: Statistical Office of the federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg (Germany) [29]