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Table 2 Comparison of participant characteristics between groups

From: A randomised trial of the influence of racial stereotype bias on examiners’ scores, feedback and recollections in undergraduate clinical exams

Characteristic Group A (viewed stereotype-consistent performances) Group B (viewed stereotype-inconsistent performances) Significance
Sex: Frequency p (chi sq.)
 Male 40 (51%) 29 (37%) 0.078
 Female 39 (49%) 50 (63%)
Clinical speciality:
 Anaesthetics 7 2 0.09 (Fisher exact)
 Diagnostic specialities 5 2
 Hospital medicine 24 31
 Surgery 10 4
 Emergency medicine 3 0
 Child health 3 7
 Women’s health 2 7
 General practice 15 17
 Psychiatry 4 3
 Non-hospital medical specialities 1 0
 Public health 0 1
 Other 6 5
Medical school:
 A 5 13 0.15
 B 20 21
 C 9 4
 D 10 12
 Others 34 26
Participant ethnicity:
 White 61 66 0.11 (Fisher exact)
 Indian subcontinent 11 7
 Other minority ethnicity 6 1
 Prefer not to say 2 5
  Median p (Mann-Whitney U)
Year of qualification 1995 1992 0.75
Years examining OSCEs 5 5 0.47
OSCEs/year 2 2 0.79