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Table 3 Demographic profile and background characteristics for all participating THEnet schools combined at entry and exit

From: Practice intentions at entry to and exit from medical schools aspiring to social accountability: findings from the Training for Health Equity Network Graduate Outcome Study

  Mean age (SD) Female
n/N (%)
Lowest two quintiles of income (background)
n/N (%)
Identify as underserved population
n/N (%)
Neither parent attended university
n/N (%)
Years of public schooling
(> 4 years)
n/N (%)
Rural background 1-3a
n/N (%)
Entry
(N = 2557)
n = 2530
20.07 (4.005)
95% CI 19.91–20.23
1535/2556
(60.1)
475/1643
(28.9)
645/2303
(28.0)
515/2502
(20.1)
691/2250
(30.7)
825/1904
(43.3)
Exit
(N = 789)
n = 755
25.25 (3.213)
95% CI 25.02–25.48
492/786
(62.6)
142/617
(23.0)
118/704
(16.8)
131/783
(16.7)
370/779
(47.5)
216/538
(40.1)
OR at entry versus exit; p-value for Pearson’s χ2 for OR 0.90; p = 0.2 1.36; p = 0.005 1.93; p < 0.001 1.29; p < 0.02 0.49; p < 0.001 1.14; p = 0.2
  1. aRural quintiles (1 = remote village, 2 = small rural town, 3 = large rural town) vs Urban quintiles (4 = major regional centre and 5 = major city or capital city). Respondents from Ghent University or those with primary school background in a country other than the country where they attended medical school were excluded from this variable. Most schools used population size to define quintiles; NOSM and UPSHS based quintiles on government socioeconomic classifications