Table 1

Characteristics of medical students included in the study in total and in the intervention and comparison group separately

Total (N=118)Intervention (n=66)Comparison (n=52)
n (%), mean±SDn (%), mean±SDn (%), mean±SD
Gender
Male31 (26.3)15 (22.7)16 (30.8)
Female87 (73.2)51 (77.3)36 (69.2)
Medical faculty
AMC59 (50.0)34 (51.5)25 (48.1)
VUmc59 (50.0)32 (48.5)27 (51.9)
Study year
BSc76 (64.4)32 (48.5)44 (84.6)
MSc42 (35.6)34 (51.5)8 (15.4)
Previous nutrition education
No41 (34.7)29 (43.9)12 (23.1)
Yes77 (65.3)37 (56.1)40 (76.9)
Relevance of nutrition education in future practice (−2 to +2)1.42±0.601.62±0.491.15±0.64
Benefit of more nutrition education (−2 to +2)1.37±0.641.61±0.491.08±0.68
  • AMC, Amsterdam Medical Centre; VUmc, VU University Medical Centre.