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Table 1 Characteristics of participants

From: Do Cochrane summaries help student midwives understand the findings of Cochrane systematic reviews: the BRIEF randomised trial

Characteristic Abstract with conclusions
n = 204
Abstract without conclusion
n = 204
PLS with conclusions
n = 199
PLS without conclusions
n = 206
% female 99.5 98.5 100 100
Age N (%)     
 <20 26 (12) 23 (11) 25 (11) 18 (9)
 20–29 109 (53) 110 (54) 114 (57) 109 (53)
 30–39 47 (23) 46 (23) 43 (22) 59 (28)
 40+ 21 (10) 22 (11) 15 (7) 19 (9)
 Missing 1 (1) 3 (1) 2 (1) 1 (1)
Year of study
N (%)
    
 1 80 (39) 81 (39) 82 (41) 85 (41)
 2 57 (28) 64 (32) 57 (29) 62 (30)
 3 59 (29) 53 (26) 53 (27) 51 (25)
 4 8 (4) 6 (3) 6 (3) 8 (4)
Type of course
N (%)
    
 Pre-registration 3 year 153 (75) 152 (75) 145 (73) 150 (73)
 Pre-registration 4 year 23 (11) 20 (10) 23 (12) 22 (11)
 Pre-registration 18 months 15 (7) 18 (9) 18 (9) 18 (9)
 Post-registration course 13 (6) 16 (8) 17 (9) 17 (8)