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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of respondents across all educational programs (n = 562)

From: An interprofessional cohort analysis of student interest in medical ethics education: a survey-based quantitative study

 CONa (n = 79)SOMb (n = 340)BS/(D)MDc (n = 70)DPTd (n = 73)Overall (n = 562)
Anticipated time to graduation, years
 ≤ 1 year48 (60.8%)107 (31.5%)19 (27.1%)30 (41.1%)204 (36.3%)
 2–3 years29 (36.7%)187 (55.0%)38 (54.3%)43 (58.9%)297 (52.8%)
 ≥ 4 years2 (2.5%)46 (13.5%)13 (18.6%)N/A61 (10.9%)
Age group, years
 18–224 (5.1%)42 (12.4%)70 (100.0%)7 (9.6%)123 (21.9%)
 23–2724 (30.4%)255 (75.0%)0 (0.0%)61 (83.6%)340 (60.5%)
 28–3219 (24.1%)40 (11.8%)0 (0.0%)3 (4.1%)62 (11.0%)
 ≥ 3332 (40.5%)3 (0.9%)0 (0.0%)2 (2.7%)37 (6.6%)
Gender
 Female67 (84.8%)176 (51.8%)44 (62.9%)46 (63.0%)333 (59.3%)
 Male12 (15.2%)160 (47.1%)25 (35.7%)27 (37.0%)224 (39.9%)
 Gender variant/Non-conforming0 (0.0%)3 (0.9%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)3 (0.5%)
 Prefer not to answer0 (0.0%)1 (0.3%)1 (1.4%)0 (0.0%)2 (0.4%)
Race/Ethnicity
 Asian3 (3.8%)66 (19.4%)63 (90.0%)9 (12.3%)141 (25.1%)
 Black/African American17 (21.5%)27 (7.9%)1 (1.4%)1 (1.4%)46 (8.2%)
 Hispanic/Latino1 (1.3%)13 (3.8%)0 (0.0%)3 (4.1%)17 (3.0%)
 White/Caucasiane54 (68.4%)209 (61.5%)6 (8.6%)57 (78.1%)326 (58.0%)
 Other or Mixed Race4 (5.1%)25 (7.4%)0 (0.0%)3 (4.1%)32 (5.7%)
Undergraduate major
 Bachelor of Science in Nursing31 (39.2%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)31 (5.5%)
 Biological Sciences13 (16.5%)241 (70.9%)63 (90.0%)12 (16.4%)329 (58.5%)
 Engineering0 (0.0%)21 (6.2%)1 (1.4%)1 (1.4%)23 (4.1%)
 Liberal Arts and Humanities10 (12.7%)27 (7.9%)0 (0.0%)1 (1.4%)38 (6.8%)
 Physical Sciences0 (0.0%)18 (5.3%)0 (0.0%)0 (0.0%)18 (3.2%)
 Other25 (31.6%)33 (9.7%)6 (8.6%)59 (80.8%)123 (21.9%)
Previous ethics education
 Certification, seminar or workshop training5 (6.3%)28 (8.2%)6 (8.6%)2 (2.7%)41 (7.3%)
 Former job training5 (6.3%)12 (3.5%)2 (2.9%)2 (2.7%)21 (3.7%)
 Graduate level course30 (38.0%)56 (16.5%)0 (0.0%)19 (26.0%)105 (18.7%)
 Undergraduate level course17 (21.5%)76 (22.4%)16 (22.9%)19 (26.0%)128 (22.8%)
 None/not applicable22 (27.8%)168 (49.4%)46 (65.7%)31 (42.5%)267 (47.5%)
  1. aCollege of Nursing, bSchool of Medicine, cBS/(D) MD Professional Scholars Program, dDoctor of Physical Therapy, eNon-hispanic ethnicity