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Table 3 Description of students with different choices of career1

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

  GP
(n = 88)
Asth
(n = 101)
Sur
(n = 115)
Paed
(n = 125)
Gyn
(n = 127)
IM
(n = 152)
other
(n = 406)
Gender, n (%)        
Female 59 (67.0) 51 (50.5) 68 (59.1) 101 (80.8) 119 (93.7) 73 (48.0) 260 (64.0)
Male 29 (33.0) 48 (47.5) 44 (38.3) 24 (19.2) 7 (5.5) 79 (52.0) 146 (36.0)
Age, mean (SD) 24.6 (3.3) 24.9 (3.4) 23.2 (3.1) 23.9 (3.4) 24.1 (2.3) 24.2 (2.7) 24.1 (3.1)
Year of study        
1st - 2nd 21 (23.9) 27 (26.7) 49 (42.6) 40 (32.0) 22 (17.3) 28 (18.4) 86 (21.2)
3rd - 5th 48 (54.5) 63 (62.4) 54 (47.0) 57 (45.6) 84 (66.1) 91 (59.9) 257 (63.3)
> 5th 17 (19.3) 11 (10.9) 8 (7.0) 27 (21.6) 17 (13.4) 30 (19.7) 55 (13.5)
  1. 1varies due to missing data
  2. SD = Standard deviation, GP = general practice, Asth = anaesthetics, Sur = surgery, Gyn = gynaecology and obstetrics, Paed = paediatrics, IM = internal medicine