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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: Early community-based family practice elective positively influences medical students’ career considerations – a Pre-post-comparison

Characteristic N Percent (n) *
female sex 133 75.9 (101)
age (yr, mean (SD), min - max) 133 21.4 (3.5), 18–47
semester 133  
  1st   64.7 (86)
  3rd   34.6 (46)
  4th   0.8 (1)
regional background 132  
  major city   32.6 (43)
  provincial town   38.6 (51)
  countryside   28.8 (38)
previous experiences in family practice 133 12.8 (17)
medical educational background 133 18.0 (24)
family or friends in family practice 133 25.6 (34)
  1. * unless otherwise indicated.