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Table 3 Relationship between nutritional knowledge and attitude with demographic characteristics (N = 220)

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

CharacteristicsKnowledge scoresp-value*Attitude scoresp-value*
Weak
< 68%
Average
68–76%
Good
77–83%
Very good
> 83%
Undesirable
≤ 40%
Desirable
41–60%
Very favorable
≥ 61%
Age
 < 2555 (46.21%)49 (41.17%)9 (7.56%)6 (5.04%)0.0350 (0.00%)11 (9.24%)108 (90.75%)0.233
 ≥ 2561 (60.39%)31 (30.69%)9 (8.91%)0 (0.00%) 1 (0.99%)4 (3.96%)96 (95.04%) 
Field
 Extern64 (49.61%)50 (38.76%)9 (6.98%)6 (4.65%) 0 (0.00%)12 (9.30%)117 (90.69%)0.178
 Intern52 (57.14%)30 (32.98%)9 (9.89%)0 (0.00%)0.2611 (1.09%)3 (3.29%)87 (95.60%) 
Sex
 Male55 (57.29%)27 (28.12%)10 (10.41%)4 (4.16%)0.5680 (0.00%)12 (12.50%)84 (87.50%)0.010
 Female61 (49.19%)53 (42.74%)8 (6.45%)2 (1.61%) 1 (0.80%)3 (2.41%)120 (96.77%) 
Marital status
 Single89 (52.35%)63 (37.05%)12 (7.05%)6 (3.52%)0.8941 (0.58%)10 (5.88%)159 (93.52%)0.199
 Married26 (55.31%)15 (31.91%)6 (12.76%)0 (0.00%) 0 (0.00%)4 (8.51%)43 (91.48%) 
 Other1 (33.33%)2 (66.66%)0 (0.00%)0 (0.00%) 0 (0.00%)1 (33.33%)2 (66.66%) 
  1. *Obtained from Chi Square Test