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Table 1 Demographic and Other Parameters - Men vs Women

From: Medical specialty selection criteria of Israeli medical students early in their clinical experience: subgroups

  ALL WOMEN MEN WOMEN vs MEN
  N 540 258 282  
PERCENT   48.4% 51.6%  
AGE (YEARS) 18-20 0.2% 0.0% 0.4%  
21-23 16.5% 16.3% 16.7%  
24-26 28.6% 40.3% 17.4%  
27-29 40.1% 36.4% 43.5%  
30-32 10.9% 5.4% 16.3%  
+ 32 3.7% 1.6% 5.8% p < 0.01
MILITARY SERVICE COMPLETED OBLIGATION 65.8% 64.5% 67.8%  
PRE-SERVICE 19.9% 14.5% 24.3%  
COMPLETED NATIONAL SERVICE 5.6% 10.9% 0.4%  
NO ARMY SERVICE 8.7% 10.2% 7.6% p < 0.05
MARITAL STATUS SINGLE 68.5% 69.4% 67.0%  
MARRIED 30.7% 30.6% 31.5%  
DIVORCED 0.7% 0.0% 1.4% NS
STUDENTS WITH CHILDREN 57 23 34  
TOTAL NUMBER OF CHILDREN 80 28 52  
RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE RELIGIOUS 20.1% 19.8% 20.8%  
SECULAR 66.0% 64.7% 66.4%  
TRADITIONAL 13.8% 15.1% 12.8%  
HAVE YOU THOUGHT OF OR CONSIDERED A SPECIALTY? YES 81.5% 83.5% 79.9%  
NO 18.5% 16.5% 20.1% NS
WHEN DID YOU START CONSIDERING A SPECIALTY? PRIOR TO BEGINING MEDICAL SCHOOL 27.7% 31.3% 24.2%  
YEAR 1 3.7% 4.7% 2.8%  
YEAR 2 2.6% 1.9% 3.3%  
YEAR 3 4.2% 3.8% 4.7%  
YEAR 4 46.5% 45.5% 47.4%  
YEAR 5 15.3% 12.8% 17.7% NS
DID YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND? YES 60.5% 60.6% 60.2%  
NO 39.5% 39.4% 39.8% NS
WHEN DID YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND? YEAR 1 0.8% 0.8% 0.8%  
YEAR 2 1.2% 0.8% 1.7%  
YEAR 3 1.6% 1.6% 1.7%  
YEAR 4 43.3% 42.6% 44.2%  
YEAR 5 53.1% 54.1% 51.7% NS
SPECIALTIES CONSIDERED BY THE STUDENTS FAMILY MEDICINE 2.9% 2.9% 2.4%  
PSYCHIATRY 6.4% 6.6% 6.3%  
PEDIATRICS 34.9% 42.4% 24.3%  
INTERNAL MEDICINE 30.2% 26.7% 35.4%  
OB/GYN 20.4% 27.1% 15.0%  
EMERGENCY MEDICINE 1.9% 0.0% 3.4%  
SURGICAL SPECIALTIES 33.7% 27.6% 43.7%  
OTHER 35.4% 31.9% 39.5% p < 0.03