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Table 1 General characteristics (N = 9499)

From: Factors associated with the specialty choice of Korean medical students: a cross-sectional survey

  Grade (year) 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total P value
    %   %   %   %   %  
Gender Men 1 747 64.8 1 473 60.7 1 276 61.0 1 288 56.3 5 784 60.9 <0.001
Women 947 35.2 954 39.3 816 39.0 998 43.7 3 715 39.1
Hometown Metropolitan 1 160 43.1 1 028 42.4 860 41.1 981 42.9 4 029 42.4 0.541
Nonmetropolitan 1 534 56.9 1 399 57.6 1 232 58.9 1 305 57.1 5 470 57.6
Type of medical school Medical college 1 137 42.2 979 40.3 839 40.1 808 35.3 3 763 39.6 <0.001
Graduate medical school 1 557 57.8 1 448 59.7 1 253 59.9 1 478 64.7 5 736 60.4
Location of medical school Metropolitan 871 32.3 847 34.9 547 26.1 891 39.0 3 156 33.2 <0.001
Nonmetropolitan 1 823 67.7 1 580 65.1 1 545 73.9 1 395 61.0 6 343 66.8
Age (mean, SD) 23.82 (2.94) 25.00 (2.99) 26.34 (3.14) 27.37 (3.05) 25.53 (3.32) <0.001
  1. Chi-square test was performed for gender, hometown, type of medical school, and location of medical school. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) was performed for age