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Table 2 The comparison of different aspects of knowledge and attitude toward nutrition (N = 220)

From: Nutrition knowledge and attitude in medical students of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences in 2017–2018

VariablesExterns (%)Interns (%)Total (%)p-value*
Correct knowledge68.20 ± 7.5067.87 ± 6.0468.07 ± 6.920.719
Perceived knowledge99.95 ± 0.3399.88 ± 0.89599.92 ± 0.620.373
Accuracy of knowledge66.26 ± 12.7562.16 ± 10.7764.57 ± 12.120.014
Attitude
 Total73.36 ± 9.4274.59 ± 9.2073.87 ± 9.330.335
 Physician and patient relationship80.32 ± 13.7382.06 ± 13.4881.04 ± 13.620.353
 Nutrition in routine care72.22 ± 13.1775.30 ± 13.4273.50 ± 13.330.092
 Performance of the physician67.70 ± 11.1769.48 ± 12.4068.43 ± 11.700.275
 Nutritional education for medical students83.48 ± 15.2581.24 ± 11.5882.56 ± 13.870.217
  1. *Obtained from independent samples T test