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Table 1 Development of the study sample

From: Swiss residents' speciality choices – impact of gender, personality traits, career motivation and life goals

  Sample addressed
T0(2001)
n (%)
Non-participants
n (%)
Study sample
T 1 (2001)
n (%)
Drop-outs
T1 – T2
n (%)
Study sample
T 2 (2003)
n (%)
Drop-outs
T1 – T3
n (%)
Study sample
T 3 (2005)
n (%)
Gender        
female 487 (49) 108 (37) 379 (53) 96 (50) 283 (54) 98 (51) 281 (54)
male 517 (51) 181 (63) 336 (47) 97 (50) 239 (46) 95 (49) 241 (46)
Age in years        
mean    27.4 27.6 29.3 31.5 31.3
range    23 – 44 23 – 44 26 – 44 29 – 48 27 – 46
Total 1004 289 715 193 522 193 522
Study sample    715
(100%)
(71% of 1004)
  522
(73% of 715)
(52% of 1004)
  522
(73% of 715)
(52% of 1004)