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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the sample

From: Foundational knowledge regarding childhood obesity: a cross-sectional study of medical students

  Total
(n = 213)
Pre-clinical
(n = 133)
Clinical
(n = 80)
Gender
 Female 122 (57.3%) 76 (57.1%) 46 (57.5%)
 Male 91 (42.7%) 57 (42.9%) 34 (42.5%)
Race
 Asian 13 (6.1%) 8 (6.0%) 5 (6.3%)
 Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 2 (0.9%) 1 (0.8%) 1 (1.3%)
 White 169 (79.3%) 101 (75.9%) 68 (85.0%)
 African American 14 (6.6%) 9 (6.8%) 5 (6.3%)
 Other 15 (7.0%) 14 (10.5%) 1 (1.3%)
Ethnicity
 Hispanic/Latino 4 (1.9%) 3 (2.3%) 1 (1.3%)
Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
Likelihood of specializing in …
 Primary Care (%) 55.6 (30.8) 56.0 (27.4) 54.8 (36.7)
 Pediatrics (%) 33.3 (30.0) 35.5 (28.9) 27.8 (32.2)
Experience interacting with patients in …
 Primary care (h) 307.1 (649.1) 191.0 (671.1) 509.0 (557.6)*
 Pediatrics (h) 61.2 (138.3) 21.4 (62.1) 129.7 (195.8)*
  1. * Denotes statistically significant difference (p < 0.05)