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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: Mentored peer review of standardized manuscripts as a teaching tool for residents: a pilot randomized controlled multi-center study

Demographics (n) Total (78) Non-mentored (39) Mentored (39)
Age, years, mean (STD) 30.8 (2.6) 30.2 (2.2) 31.3 (2.8)
Male sex, n (%) 39 (50%) 21 (54%) 18 (46%)
Advanced degrees, n (%)
 - MD 57 (73%) 28 (72%) 29 (74%)
 - DO 2 (3%) 1 (3%) 1 (3%)
 - Additional Graduate degree 18 (23%) 10 (25.6%) 9 (23%)
Years since medical school, mean (STD) 3.4 (1.7) 3.7 (2.0) 3.1 (1.3)
Year in training, n (%)
 - PGY3 37 (47%) 22 (56%) 15 (38%)
 - PGY4a 41 (53%) 17 (44%) 24 (62%)
Prior epidemiology education, n (%) 35 (45%) 16 (41%) 19 (49%)
Prior biostatistics education, n (%) 38 (49%) 21 (54%) 17 (44%)
Prior evidence-based medicine education, n (%) 48 (62%) 27 (69%) 21 (54%)
Reads scientific journals, n (%) 76 (97%) 38 (97%) 38 (97%)
Participated in research, n (%) 67 (86%) 33 (85%) 34 (87%)
No. prior publications, n (%)
 - 0 32 (41%) 16 (41%) 16 (41%)
 - 1–5 39 (50%) 19 (49%) 20 (51%)
 - >5 7 (9%) 4 (10%) 3 (8%)
Current faculty mentor, n (%) 68 (87%) 37 (95%) 31 (79%)
Baseline perceptions of biostatistics: 5-point Likert score (1 = strongly disagree to 5 = strongly agree)
 “Would like to learn more about biostatistics,” mean (STD) 4.38 (0.84) 4.44 (0.85) 4.33 (0.84)
 “Can understand almost all of statistical terms in journal articles,” mean (STD) 2.68 (0.93) 2.64 (0.99) 2.72 (0.89)
 “I do not trust statistics,” mean (STD) 2.4 (0.87) 2.54 (0.82) 2.34 (0.91)
 “I use statistical information in medical care,” mean (STD) 3.54 (0.94) 3.49 (0.91) 3.59 (0.97)
 “Necessary to know about statistics,” mean (STD) 4.71 (0.54) 4.64 (0.63) 4.77 (0.43)
Confidence in ability to, mean (STD)
 - Interpret p values 3.73 (0.82) 3.82 (0.76) 3.64 (0.87)
 - Interpret statistical methods 2.71 (0.69) 2.74 (0.75) 2.67 (0.62)
 - Assess if correct statistical procedure used 1.96 (0.81) 1.95 (0.76) 1.97 (0.87)
 - Identify factors influencing study power 2.45 (0.77) 2.41 (0.88) 2.49 (0.64)
 - Apply study results to clinical practice 2.96 (0.69) 2.97 (0.67) 2.95 (0.7)
  1. Abbreviation: STD standard deviation
  2. aIncludes 1 PGY-5 in pediatric neurology