Table 1

Characteristics of the first-year medical students (N=843)

Variablen (%)
Gender
 Male361 (42.82)
 Female482 (57.18)
Duration of the medical programme (years)
 5644 (76.39)
 8199 (23.61)
Household registration area
 Rural572 (67.85)
 Urban256 (30.37)
 Missing15 (1.78)
Annual household income (¥)
 ≤20 000171 (20.28)
 20,000–50 000201 (23.84)
 50 000–100 000386 (45.79)
 ≥100 00060 (7.12)
 Missing25 (2.97)
Fathers’ educational level
 Junior high school and below265 (31.44)
 High school255 (30.25)
 University degree312 (37.01)
 Missing11 (1.30)
Fathers’ occupation*
 Legislators, senior officials and managers171 (20.28)
 Professionals, technicians and associate professionals121 (14.35)
 Clerical support workers48 (5.69)
 Service and sales workers117 (13.88)
 Skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers103 (12.22)
 Craft and related trades workers, plant and machine operators and assemblers78 (9.25)
 Other192 (22.78)
 Missing13 (1.54)
  • *Based on the International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO-08)46