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Table 1 Demographic and attitudinal characteristics of 2013 and 2014 student cohorts

From: Encountering aged care: a mixed methods investigation of medical students’ clinical placement experiences

Demographic and attitudinal information 2013 (n = 23) 2014 (n = 38)
Age (mean years and standard deviation) 25 (SD = 4) 24 (SD = 3)
Female gender 57 % 47 %
Born in Australia 83 % 63 %
English as first/main language 100 % 84 %
Prior aged care experience
 Previous work/training experience in an RACF 9 % 8 %
 Previous visit to an RACF for any reason 70 % 53 %
Pre-placement attitudes towards aged care
 Satisfied when notified of RACF placement 13 % 16 %
 Expect to enjoy working with older adults 39 % 39 %
Post-placement attitudes towards aged care
 Understanding of RACFs has increased 96 % 92 %
 Enjoyed working with older adults 72 % 83 %