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Table 1 Students’ personal characteristics

From: Barriers and facilitators to online medical and nursing education during the COVID-19 pandemic: perspectives from international students from low- and middle-income countries and their teaching staff

Characteristics Number (percentage)
Gender  
Male 82 (35.7%)
Female 148 (64.3%)
Age  
17–19 43 (18.7%)
20–22 129 (56.1%)
23–25 58 (25.2%)
Major  
MBBS 207 (90.0%)
Nursing 23 (10.0%)
Year of study  
1st year 52 (22.6%)
2nd year 50 (21.7%)
3rd year 55 (23.9%)
4th year 38 (16.5%)
5th year 35 (15.2%)
Countries of origin  
Asian countriesa 130 (56.5%)
African countriesb 100 (43.5%)
Current residence  
Inside China 77 (33.5%)
Outside China 153 (66.5%)
Facilities used for online learning  
Mobile phone 164(71.3%)
Computer/notebook 50 (21.7%)
Pad 16 (7.0%)
Total 230 (100%)
  1. aParticipants in our study were from 10 Asian countries, including Bangladesh, India, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syrian Arab Republic, Timor-Leste and Yemen, Rep
  2. bParticipants in our study were from 20 African countries, including Botswana, Comoros, Congo, Rep., Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe