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Table 3 Socio-demographic characteristics of the respondents

From: Job preferences of undergraduate pharmacy students in China: a discrete choice experiment

Characteristics of respondents All (N = 581) Respondents who passed the consistency test (N = 500) Respondents who failed the consistency test (N = 81) χ2 P value
Age (years), Mean, (± SD) 22.3 (± 1.0) 22.3 (± 1.0) 22.4 (± 1.3)   
Gender      
 Male 169 (29.1%) 142 (28.4%) 27 (33.3%) 0.823 0.364
 Female 412 (70.9%) 358 (71.6%) 54 (66.7%)
Birthplace      
 City 156 (26.9%) 132 (26.4%) 24 (29.6%) 0.640 0.726
 County 109 (18.8%) 96 (19.2%) 13 (16.0%)
 Township or village 316 (54.4%) 272 (54.4%) 44 (54.3%)
Single child      
 Yes 216 (37.2%) 185 (37.0%) 31 (38.3%) 0.048 0.826
 No 365 (62.8%) 315 (63.0%) 50 (61.7%)
Monthly consumption level (yuan)      
 < 800 90 (15.5%) 75 (15.0%) 15 (18.5%) 3.409 0.333
 800–1500 377 (64.9%) 328 (65.6%) 49 (60.5%)
 1501–2500 100 (17.2%) 87 (17.4%) 13 (16.0%)
 > 2500 14 (2.4%) 10 (2.0%) 4 (4.9%)
Annual family income (yuan)      
 < 30,000 138 (23.8%) 112 (22.4%) 26 (32.1%) 8.253 0.083
 30,000–50,000 170 (29.3%) 151 (30.2%) 19 (23.5%)
 50,001–70,000 104 (17.9%) 87 (17.4%) 17 (21.0%)
 70,001–90,000 69 (11.9%) 65 (13.0%) 4 (4.9%)
 > 90,000 100 (17.2%) 85 (17.0%) 15 (18.5%)
Career planning      
 Engaged in pharmaceutical work 138 (42.2%) 217 (43.4%) 28 (34.6%) 6.313 0.097
 Continue to study pharmacy 170 (44.1%) 221 (44.2%) 35 (43.2%)
 Continue to study in other fields 104 (8.8%) 39 (7.8%) 12 (14.8%)
 Others 69 (5.0%) 23 (4.6%) 6 (7.4%)
Work unit      
 Public institutions 222 (38.2%) 186 (37.2%) 36 (44.4%) 2.699 0.609
 Foreign-funded enterprises 209 (36.0%) 185 (37.0%) 24 (29.6%)
 State-owned enterprises 109 (18.8%) 93 (18.6%) 16 (19.8%)
 Private enterprises 23 (4.0%) 21 (4.2%) 2 (3.7%)
 Others 18 (3.1%) 15 (3.0%) 3 (2.5%)