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Table 1 Characteristics of Study Population

From: COVID-19 pandemic partnership between medical students and isolated elders improves student understanding of older adults’ lived experience

Older Adults Number (%a) Medical Students Number (%a)
Total Number 47 Total Number 29
Age   Age  
65–69 1 (2) 22–26 25 (86)
70–79 33 (70) 27–34 4 (14)
80–89 10 (21) Sex  
90 +  3 (6) Female 19 (66)
Sex   Male 10 (35)
Female 32 (68) Year of Medical School  
Male 15 (32) 1st 10 (35)
Racial/ethnic group   2nd 9 (31)
Asian – East 1 (2) 3rd 8 (28)
Asian – South 0 (0) 4th 2 (7)
Asian – South East 2 (4) Medical field of interestb  
Black—African 0 (0) Family medicine 21
Black-Caribbean 1 (2) Internal medicine 15
Black-North American 0 (0) Geriatrics 8
First Nations 0 (0) Pediatrics 6
Indian-Caribbean 0 (0) Neurosurgery/Neurology 0
Indigenous/Aboriginal 0 (0) Dermatology 2
Inuit 0 (0) Psychiatry 5
Latin American 1 (2) General Surgery 3
Métis 0 (0) Ophthalmology 0
Middle Eastern 0 (0) Immunology 1
White-European 25 (53) Radiology 1
White-North American 15 (32) Orthopedics 2
Mixed heritage 1 (2) Obstetrics/Gynecology 5
Other 0 (0) Palliative Care 4
Do not know 0 (0) Urology 2
Prefer not to answer 1 (2) Endocrinology 3
Education   Other 0
No formal education 1 (2) Career focus on older adults  
High school 9 (19) Yes 23 (82)
College 11 (23) No 5 (18)
University 9 (19)   
Masters 9 (19)   
Doctorate 6 (13)   
Other 2 (4)   
Marital status
Single 7 (15)   
Married 23 (49)   
Common-law 0 (0)   
Divorced 3 (6)   
Widowed 14 (30)   
Prefer not to answer 0 (0)   
  1. a Numbers may not equal 100 due to rounding
  2. b More than one medical field could be chosen