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Table 1 Summary of Characteristics of Medical Students at University of West Indies (n = 1404)

From: Abortion attitudes, training, and experience among medical students in Jamaica, West Indies

CharacteristicsN(%)
Age – mean (SD)22.68 (2.87)
Gender
 Female597 (42.52)
 Male509 (36.25)
 Choose not to identify298 (21.23)
Race
 Black/Afro Caribbean621 (44.23)
 Mixed262 (18.66)
 Other a521 (37.11)
Martial status
 Single858 (61.99)
 Married59 (4.26)
 Partnered467 (33.74)
Years of training
 Preclinical892 (63.53)
 Clinical512 (36.47)
Intended Specialty
 Women health provider345 (24.57)
 Other specialties793 (56.48)
 Unsure266 (18.95)
Intended place of practice
 Jamaica755 (53.77)
 Caribbean nation589 (41.95)
 Other b60 (4.27)
Have you had or someone close to you had an abortion?
 Yes998 (71.13)
 No405 (28.87)
Religion
 Christianity1008 (72.31)
 Other religionsc386 (27.69)
How often do you attend religious services?
 Never344 (24.50)
  ≥ 1-2x a month1060 (75.5)
  1. a Other races included - East Indian (91), Hispanic (3), Asian (83), choose not to identify (303)
  2. b Other intended place of practice – North America (52), Europe & United Kingdom (9)
  3. c Other religion - Hindu, Buddhist, Islam, Atheist, undecided