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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: Willingness to commute among future physicians: a multicenter cross-sectional survey of German medical students

Variable valid (N)a N (%)b
Sub-Sample (university, year, course, semester) 1108  
 Leipzig, 2016, geriatric self-experience course, 10th semester   259 (23.4)
 Leipzig, 2015, geriatric self-experience course, 10th semester   259 (23.4)
 Leipzig, 2016, general practice exam, 8th semester   274 (24.7)
 Berlin, 2015, general practice seminar, 10th semester   159 (14.4)
 Halle, 2015, two-week general practice clerkship, 9th semester   157 (14.2)
Age [mean ± SD] 1103 25.3 ± 2.3
Female gender 1108 714 (64.4)
Living in a stable relationship 1089 680 (62.4)
Having children 1094 98 (9.0)
At least one parent with university degree 1100 837 (76.1)
Being a physician’s child 1106 290 (26.2)
Family or friends in general practice 1104 341 (30.9)
Pre-existing concluded education in a medical occupation 1103 244 (22.1)
Mainly grew up in … 1098  
 ... big city   422 (38.4)
 … small town   369 (33.6)
 … rural area   307 (28.0)
  1. aN’s vary due to missing values
  2. bUnless otherwise indicated