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Table 4 Medical Specific Knowledge Question Examples

From: Sex and gender specific health topics in medical student learners: pulse check eight years later

Examples of items related to medical specific information (correct answers are noted) Percentage of students selecting each answer    
  Present survey (%) 2012 Survey (4th year students; 2nd year students) 2012 aggregate survey results (%) P-value
More men than women die of cardiovascular disease in the United States each year .283
a. Disagree (correct) 23.8 34.4%; 11.1% 22.1  
b. Agree 39.6 50.0%; 63.9% 57.4  
c. Not Sure 36.6 15.6%; 25.0% 20.6  
Idiopathic pulmonary hypertension is a rare but fatal disorder the occurrence of which shows .001
b. Greater prevalence in women than men (correct) 60.0 84.4%; 81.6% 82.9  
a. No sex difference 3.0 6.2%; 2.6% 4.3  
c. Don’t know 37.0 9.4%; 15.8% 12.9  
Women respond to the flu vaccine by developing higher titers of antibodies than men .545
b. Agree (correct) 13.9 12.9%; 5.1% 8.6  
a. Disagree 14.9 16.1%; 12.8% 14.3  
c. Not Sure 71.3 71.0%; 82.1% 77.1