Table 1

Percent classified as disease (pooled across years) for 3 conditions with duplicate names

Condition 1

Number of students labelling condition as disease (%)

Condition 2

Number of students labelling condition

as disease (%)

Percentage difference, %

(p-value)


Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

174/181 (96)

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

136/182 (75)

21% (< 0.001)

Hypertension

108/180 (60)

High Blood

Pressure

87/183 (48)

12% (0.02)

Erectile dysfunction

81/180 (45)

Impotence

76/182 (42)

3% (NS*)


*p > 0.05

Erueti et al. BMC Medical Education 2012 12:19   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-12-19

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