Table 1.

Demographic Characteristics of Students Enrolled in a Three-Year Doctor of Pharmacy Program

Study Cohort (3-Year PharmD Program) (N=95)Comparator Study Cohorta (4-Year PharmD Program) (N=109)pb
Female55 (57.9)79 (72.5)0.04
Age
 > 30 years24 (25.3)18 (16.5)0.17
 < 25 years35 (36.8)------
 26-30 years36 (37.9)------
 31-35 years14 (14.7)------
 36-40 years7 (7.4)------
 > 40 years3 (3.2)------
Prior Academic Degree68 (73.1)64 (58.7)0.04
Average Daily Commute ≥ 30 minutes11 (11.7)17 (17.4)0.42
Employment ≥ 1 hr/wk48 (50.5)80 (73.4)0.001
Exercise ≥ 30 min/day x 5 days/wk21 (22.1)57 (52.3)0
Consumed ≥ 1 alcoholic beverage in past 4 weeks43 (45.3)75 (68.8)0.001
Smoke cigarettes5 (5.3)10 (9.2)0.42
Marital Status
 Single63 (66.3)------
 Married28 (29.5)------
 Separated/Divorced4 (4.2)------
Has Children13 (13.8)------
  • a Marshall LL, Allison A, Nykamp D, Lanke S. Perceived stress and quality of life among doctor of pharmacy students. Am J Pharm Educ. 2008;72(6):137-146.

  • b Fisher exact test was used to determine significance.