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Table 1 Demographic information for survey respondents

From: A Suggested Strategy to Integrate an Elective on Clinical Nutrition with Culinary Medicine

   1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year
Sample size   124 29 49 17
Gender %Male 55% 55% 54% 59%
Age 18–24 38% 17% 0% 0%
25–34 62% 79% 100% 94%
35–44 0% 3% 0% 6%
Race/Ethnicity American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0% 0% 0%
Asian 42% 31% 31% 31%
Black/African-American 1% 0% 2% 0%
White 39% 38% 55% 56%
 > 1 of the above 7% 17% 4% 6%
Other 8% 10% 8% 6%
Hispanic or Latino* 3% 3% 4% 12%
Did you have any nutrition training prior to medical school? No 57% 62% 63% 76%
Yes, college coursework 33% 34% 24% 18%
Yes, RD   0% 0% 0%
Yes, PhD   0% 0% 0%
Yes, Physical trainer   0% 6% 0%
Yes, Other 11% 3% 6% 6%
Do you or any of your close family members or friends have any nutrition-linked medical problems that would require a greater than average knowledge of nutrition (i.e., diabetes, BMI)? Yes 75% 69% 63% 59%
Which of the following represents where your GPA stands thus far?  < 2.0 0% 0% 0% 0%
2.0–2.5 6% 0% 12% 0%
2.5–3.0 21% 17% 18% 18%
3.0–3.5 53% 72% 49% 59%
3.5–4.0 20% 10% 20% 24%
What is your intended specialty? Anesthesiology 2% 10% 9% 6%
Dermatology 0% 3% 0% 0%
Emergency Medicine 13% 14% 4% 6%
Family Medicine 14% 10% 21% 44%
Internal Medicine 17% 10% 15% 6%
Neurology 2% 3% 0% 0%
Obstetrics and Gynecology 4% 3% 17% 6%
Ophthalmology 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pathology 0% 3% 2% 0%
Psychiatry 2% 7% 9% 19%
Radiology 1% 0% 2% 0%
Surgery 12% 7% 4% 6%
Undecided 32% 28% 17% 6%
  1. *For 1st and 2nd year respondents, “Hispanic or Latino” were included in a combined race/ethnicity category, whereas for 3rd and 4th year respondents, “Hispanic or Latino” was offered as an “Ethnicity” question, separate from “Race”