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Table 3 SUBGROUPS - DEMOGRAPHIC AND OTHER VARIABLES

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

   PRE-MILITARY POST-MILITARY PRE vs POST MILITARY NO MILITARY PRE vs NO MILITARY
N   108 356 p 47 p
  FEMALE 35.6% 46.9%   55.3%  
MALE 64.4% 53.1% p < 0.040 44.7% p < 0.01
AGE (YEARS) 18-20 0.9% 0.0%   0.0%  
21-23 67.9% 0.0%   23.4%  
24-26 30.2% 18.9%   76.6%  
27-29 0.9% 59.0%   0.0%  
30-32 0.0% 16.7%   0.0%  
+ 32 0.0% 5.4% p < 0.001 0.0% p < 0.01
MARITAL STATUS SINGLE 90.7% 59.9%   95.7%  
MARRIED 9.3% 39.0%   4.3%  
DIVORCED 0.0% 1.1% p < 0.010 0.0% NS
CHILDREN NUMBER 2 44   1  
TOTAL 2 63   1  
RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE RELIGIOUS 12.3% 17.2%   17.4%  
SECULAR 66.0% 72.9%   50.0%  
TRADITIONAL 21.7% 9.6% NS 32.6% NS
HAVE YOU THOUGHT OR CONSIDERED A SPECIALTY? YES 82.2% 81.0%   86.4%  
NO 17.8% 19.0% NS 13.6% NS
WHEN DID YOU START CONSIDERING A SPECIALTY PRIOR TO STARTING MEDICAL SCHOOL 23.9% 28.0%   21.6%  
YEAR 1 4.5% 2.8%   8.1%  
YEAR 2 2.3% 2.5%   5.4%  
YEAR 3 5.7% 4.3%   2.7%  
YEAR 4 52.3% 46.8%   40.5%  
YEAR 5 11.4% 15.6% NS 21.6% NS
DID YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND? YES 56.3% 63.1%   59.5%  
NO 43.7% 36.9% p < 0.050 40.5% NS
WHEN DID YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND? YEAR 1 2.1% 0.0%   4.8%  
YEAR 2 0.0% 2.2%   0.0%  
YEAR 3 2.1% 1.4%   0.0%  
YEAR 4 48.9% 43.9%   33.3%  
YEAR 5 46.8% 52.5% NS 61.9% p < 0.05
SPECIALTIES CONSIDERED BY STUDENTS FAMILY MEDICINE 2.4% 3.2%   2.6%  
PSYCHIATRY 4.8% 10.5%   2.6%  
PEDIATRICS 34.5% 34.3%   28.9%  
INTERNAL MEDICINE 31.0% 30.0%   23.7%  
OB/GYN 15.5% 20.6%   31.6%  
EMERGENCY MEDICINE 1.2% 1.4%   5.3%  
SURGICAL SPECIALTIES 33.3% 33.6%   26.3%  
OTHER 36.9% 33.2% NS 31.6% NS