Table 1

Demographic characteristics of students and physicians

Students 1st year

n = 471

Students 5th year

n = 345

Physicians 3rd–8th year

n = 344


Age (SD)

20.8 (2.6)

24.6 (2.5)

34.4 (3.4)

Gender

female (%)

61.7

66.7

51.2

male (%)

38.3

33.3

48.8

Nationality

German (%)

89.9

94.9

98.8

other (%)

10.1

5.1

1.2

Marital status

married (%)

1.5

4.1

53.8

with partner (%)

19.6

39.1

23.0

single (%)

78.7

56.0

19.5

divorced/separated/widowed (%)

0.2

0.9

3.8


Voltmer et al. BMC Medical Education 2008 8:46   doi:10.1186/1472-6920-8-46

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