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Table 3 Distribution of education of mother by age of student and of decision to study medicine, stratified by sex

From: The relevance of educational attainments of parents of medical students for health workforce planning: data from Guiné-Bissau

Education of the mother Sex of students Age of decision to study medicine* Age of the student**
N Mean SD Median N Mean SD Median
Mother did not complete secondary education Male 27 17.2 6.0 17 40 23.4 1.9 23
Female 5 10.8 1.6 12 6 24.0 2.2 24
Total 32 16.2 6.0 16 46 23.5 1.9 23
Mother did not complete post-secondary education Male 7 12.0 3.5 12 7 21.1 2.2 20
Female 6 13.5 5.6 10.5 6 22.8 2.0 22.5
Total 13 12.7 4.5 11 13 21.9 2.2 22
Mother has some level of complete post-secondary education Male 10 13.5 3.2 13.5 11 22.3 1.6 22
Female 7 13.1 2.3 12 10 22.7 2.8 22
Total 17 13.4 2.8 13 21 22.5 2.2 22
  1. ANOVA *p = 0.055; **p = 0.026
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