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Table 1 Demographic data of the participants (data in absolute values, percentage/%, median score (Md) and/or standard deviation/SD); “*”p < 0.05 (statistical significance in the intra-group evaluation); “**”p < 0.05% (statistical significance in relation to all respondents); “°°”p < 0.05% (statistical significance in relation to the intra-group-evaluation and all respondents)

From: Geriatrics in medical students’ curricula: questionnaire-based analysis

Item Total 7th semester 8th semester 10th semester
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Study year 184 (100) 63 (34.2) 72 (39.1) 49 (26.6)
Gender     
 male 61 (33.2) 16 (25.4)* 29 (40.3)* 16 (32.7)
 female 123 (66.8) 47 (74.6)* 43 (59.7) 33 (67.3)
Age (y)     
 Md 27.5 27 26 28
 SD ±3.26 ±3.13 ±3.27 ±3.24
 min./max. 21/46 22/46 21/30 23/31
Living situation (n = 184)     
 alone 72 (39.1) 31 (49.2)* 24 (33.3) 17 (34.7)
 with partner 29 (15.8) 7 (11.1) 7 (9.7) 15 (30.6)*
 Flat share 74 (40.2) 22 (34.9) 35 (48.6) 17 (34.7)
 with parents 6 (3.3) 2 (3.2) 4 (5.6) 0
 Other 3 (1.6) 1 (1.6) 2 (2.8) 0
Training request (n = 184)     
 General practitioner/Internal Medicine 33 (17.9) 9 (14.3) 19 (26.4)* 6 (12.2)°°
 Anaesthesiology     
 Surgery 12 (6.5) 4 (6.3) 4 (5.6) 4 (8.2)
 Paediatrics 19 (10.3) 3 (4.8)°° 9 (12.5) 7 (14.3)
 Other 11 (6.1) 4 (6.3) 4 (5.6) 3 (6.1)
 Unknown 39 (21.2) 14 (22.2) 12 (16.7) 12 (24.5)
  70 (38) 29 (46)* 24 (33.3) 17 (34.7)
Religion (n = 184)     
 Roman Catholic 112 (60.9) 28 (44.4)°° 51 (70.8)°° 33 (67.3)*
 Protestant/Lutheran 48 (26.1) 20 (31.7)* 16 (22.2)* 12 (24.5)
 Muslim 3 (1.6) 2 (3.2) 1 (1.4) 0
 Other 6 (3.3) 4 (6.3) 2 (2.8) 0
 None 15 (8.2) 9 (14.3)* 2 (2.8)°° 4 (8.2)
Belief (n = 184)     
 Md 51.7 48.2 53.8 51.5
 SD ±30.5 ±29.3 ±31.5 ±30.8
 Likert Scale min./max. 0/100 0/100 0/100 0/100