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Table 1 General characteristics of the medical students included in the study

From: Influence of pharmacological education on perceptions, attitudes and use of dietary supplements by medical students

Characteristics MSEP
192 (58%)
MSNEP
142 (42%)
Total
334 (100%)
p-valuesa
Gender, n (%)     0.987
 Male 84 (44) 62 (44) 146 (44)  
 Female 108 (56) 80 (56) 188 (56)  
Age, (mean ± SD) 24 (±2) 22 (±1) 23 (±2) <0.001b*
Family income, n (%)     0.544
 High 100 (52) 74 (52) 174 (52)  
 Moderate 82 (43) 64 (45) 146 (44)  
 Low 10 (5) 4 (3) 14 (4)  
Tobacco use, n (%)     0.768
 Yes 42 (22) 33 (23) 75 (22)  
 No 150 (78) 109 (77) 259 (78)  
Physical activity, n (%)     0.586
 Yes 44 (23) 29 (20) 73 (22)  
 No 148 (77) 113 (80) 261 (78)  
Self-reported health, n (%)     0.820
 Excellent 65 (34) 47 (33) 112 (33)  
 Good 93 (48) 73 (51) 166 (50)  
 Poor 34 (18) 22 (16) 56 (17)  
  1. a p values determined using chi square for categorical variables and bStudent’s t-test for continuous variables
  2. * p < 0.001 – MSEP vs. MSNEP