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Table 4 Demographic profile and background characteristics for respondents at each THEnet school and all participating THEnet schools combined

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

  Ateneo de Zamboanga University Flinders University Gezira University Ghent University James Cook University Northern Ontario School of Medicine University of Philippines Walter Sisulu University THEnet schools combined
n/N (%) n/N (%) n/N (%) n/N (%) n/N (%) n/N (%) n/N (%) n/N (%) n/N (%)
Mean age
(years; SD)
23.20; 3.086 25.71; 5.744 19.48; 2.734 21.37; 3.657 20.30; 3.809 27.53; 5.716 28.81; 4.081 20.99; 4.498 21.26; 4.413
Femalea 144/219 (65.8) 155/289 (53.6) 360/629 (57.2) 297/458 (64.8) 634/1014 (62.5) 23/30 (76.7) 27/39 (69.2) 387/664 (58.3) 2027/3342 (60.7)
Lowest two quintiles for parent incomea 33/160 (20.6) 64/206 (31.1) 78/385 (20.3) 21/428 (4.9) 141/589 (23.9) 3/26 (11.5) 10/34 (29.4) 267/432 (61.8) 617/2260 (27.3)
Neither parent attended universitya 8/211 (3.7) 37/284 (13.0) 181/605 (29.9) 36/451 (8.0) 131/1009 (13.0) 4/30 (13.3) 5/38 (13.2) 244/649 (37.6) 646/3285 (19.7)
Identify as underserved groupa 33/214 (15.4) 10/255 (3.9) 65/557 (11.7) 64/433 (14.8) 72/877 (8.2) 12/18 (66.7) 1/37 (2.7) 506/616 (82.1) 763/3007 (25.4)
Majority of primary school in remote village, small rural town, or large rural town (quintile 1–3)b 36/215 (16.7) 76/224 (33.9) 113/502 (22.5) Not applicable 293/776 (37.8) 7/30 (23.3) 23/38 (60.5) 493/657 (75.0) 1041/2442 (42.6)
  1. aData were coded as missing if respondent did not give response, or chose option ‘don’t want to answer question’ or ‘unsure’
  2. bRespondents 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