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Table 5 Comparison of Subgroups - Demographic and Other Information

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

  PRE-MILITARY PRE- MILITARY PRE- MILITARY POST- MILITARY POST-MILITARY POST-MILITARY PRE-MILITARY vs POST-MILITARY NATIONAL SERVICE NATIONAL SERVICE vs POST-MILITARY
FEMALE MALE m-vs-f FEMALE MALE m-vs-f f m   FEMALE
N 38 70 p 165 189 p p p 29 p
FEMALE           96.55%  
AGE (YEARS) 18-20 0.0% 1.4%   0.0% 0.0%     0.0%  
21-23 73.0% 65.2%   0.0% 0.0%     20.7%  
24-26 27.0% 31.9%   36.4% 3.7%     55.2%  
27-29 0.0% 1.4%   53.3% 64.0%     20.7%  
30-32 0.0% 0.0%   8.5% 23.8%     0.0%  
+ 32 0.0% 0.0% NS 1.8% 8.5% 0.05 p < 0.01 p < 0.01 3.4% p < 0.001
MARITAL STATUS SINGLE 89.2% 91.4%   66.1% 54.5%     41.4%  
MARRIED 10.8% 8.6%   33.9% 43.4%     58.6%  
DIVORCED 0.0% 0.0% NS 0.0% 2.1% NS p < 0.001 p < 0.001 0.0% p < 0.001
CHILDREN NUMBER 0 2   12 32     10  
TOTAL 0 2   13 50     14  
RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE RELIGIOUS 8.1% 14.5%   9.7% 23.8%     86.2%  
SECULAR 70.3% 63.8%   78.2% 68.3%     10.3%  
TRADITIONAL 21.6% 21.7% NS 11.5% 7.9% p < 0.05 p < 0.05 p < 0.05 3.4% p < 0.001
HAVE YOU THOUGHT OR CONSIDERED A SPECIALTY? YES 91.9% 77.1%   81.7% 80.3%     82.8%  
NO 8.1% 22.9% p < 0.05 18.3% 19.7% NS NS NS 17.2% NS
WHEN DID YOU START CONSIDERING A SPECIALTY? PRIOR 23.5% 24.1%   30.8% 25.5%     47.8%  
YEAR 1 5.9% 3.7%   3.8% 2.0%     4.3%  
YEAR 2 2.9% 1.9%   0.8% 4.0%     0.0%  
YEAR 3 5.9% 5.6%   3.8% 4.7%     0.0%  
YEAR 4 52.9% 51.9%   47.4% 46.3%     34.8%  
YEAR 5 8.8% 13.0% NS 13.5% 17.4% NS NS NS 13.0% p < 0.04
DID YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND? YES 52.9% 58.5%   65.5% 61.0%     56.5%  
NO 47.1% 41.5% NS 34.5% 39.0% NS NS NS 43.5% NS
WHEN DID YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND? YEAR 1 0.0% 3.4%   0.0% 0.0%     0.0%  
YEAR 2 0.0% 0.0%   1.4% 2.9%     0.0%  
YEAR 3 5.6% 0.0%   1.4% 1.4%     0.0%  
YEAR 4 38.9% 55.2%   43.5% 44.3%     53.8%  
YEAR 5 55.6% 41.4% NS 53.6% 51.4% NS NS NS 46.2% NS
SPECIALTIES CONSIDERED BY STUDENTS FAMILY MEDICINE 0.0% 3.9%   4.5% 2.1%     0.0%  
PSYCHIATRY 6.1% 5.9%   12.0% 6.3%     8.3%  
PEDIATRICS 36.4% 27.5%   42.1% 25.2%     45.8%  
INTERNAL MEDICINE 24.2% 37.3%   27.8% 32.9%     37.5%  
OB/GYN 21.2% 13.7%   24.1% 17.5%     25.0%  
EMERGENCY MEDICINE 0.0% 2.0%   0.0% 2.1%     0.0%  
SURGICAL SPECIALTIES 30.3% 39.2%   27.8% 44.1%     25.0%  
OTHER 21.2% 39.2% p < 0.05 30.8% 32.2% p < 0.02 NS NS 54.2% NS