Table 1

Descriptive statistics of the demographic variables of the sample

Total group n=6294n (%)
Age in years at admission to medical school
 Median (IQR)18 (18–19)
 16–215070 (83.6)
 Over 21994 (16.4)
 Total6064
 Missing230
Gender
 Female3522 (56.0)
 Male2772 (44.0)
 Total6294
Ethnic group
 Asian1373 (21.8)
 Black153 (2.4)
 Caucasian4256 (67.7)
 Mixed206 (3.1)
 Other209 (3.3)
 Total6197
 Missing97
Ethnic group
 Non-Caucasian1941 (31.3)
 Caucasian4256 (67.7)
 Total6197
 Missing97
Type of secondary school attended
 Comprehensive1666 (28.8)
 Further education college267 (4.6)
 Grammar1137 (19.6)
 Independent1639 (28.3)
 Non-UK493 (8.5)
 Sixth form college572 (9.9)
 Other17 (0.3)
 Total5791
 Missing503
Type of secondary school attended
 Fee paying1639 (28.3)
 Non-fee paying4152 (71.7)
 Total5791
 Missing503
IMD quintile
 12257 (36.4)
 21432 (23.1)
 31031 (16.7)
 4634 (10.2)
 5384 (6.2)
 Non-UK454 (7.3)
 Total6192
 Missing102
NSSEC score
 14733 (89.7)
 2140 (2.7)
 3282 (5.3)
 447 (0.9)
 574 (1.4)
 Total5276
 Missing1018
Domicile
 UK5648 (92.0)
 European Union135 (2.2)
 International358 (5.8)
 Total6141
 Missing153
Receipt of UKCAT bursary
 Yes116 (1.8)
 No6178 (98.2)
 Total6294
  • IMD, Index of Multiple Deprivation; NSSEC, National Statistics Socio-economic Classification; UKCAT, UK Clinical Aptitude Test.