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Table 3 Students’ personal characteristics affecting their online education satisfaction (n = 230)

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 Satisfied with online education Not satisfied with online education p-value
  84 (36.5%) 146 (63.5%)  
Gender    
Male 33 (40.2%) 49 (59.8%) .383
Female 51 (34.5%) 97 (65.5%)
Age    
17–19 16 (37.2%) 27 (62.8%) .404
20–22 51 (39.5%) 78 (60.5%)
23–25 17 (29.3%) 41 (70.7%)
Major    
MBBS 77 (37.2%) 130 (62.8%) .523
Nursing 7 (30.4%) 16 (69.6%)
Year of study    
Basic yearsa 62 (41.3%) 88 (58.7%) .038
Clinical yearsb 22 (27.5%) 58 (72.5%)
Countries of origin    
Asian countries 57 (43.8%) 73 (56.2%) .009
African countries 27 (27.0%) 73 (73.0%)
Current residence    
Inside China 15 (19.5%) 62 (80.5%) .000
Outside China 69 (45.1%) 84 (54.9%)
  1. a1st-, 2nd- and 3rd-year MBBS students and 1st- and 2nd-year nursing students were grouped into basic years, who studied basic sciences subjects
  2. b4th- and 5th-year MBBS students and 3rd-year nursing students were grouped into clinical years, who were engaged in clinical studies