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Table 1 “What job would you like to do when you grow up?” (child) or “what job would you like your child to do when they grow up?” (parent/carer)

From: Doctor, builder, soldier, lawyer, teacher, dancer, shopkeeper, vet: exploratory study of which eleven-year olds would like to become a doctor

  Mean date of completion [mean age in years of child; SD] “Medicine” mentioned by:
  Child Parent/Carer Child Parent/Carer
Wave 1 28th May 2012 [11.25;.293) 26th May 2012 9.8 % (68/695) 7.5 % (56/745)
Wave 2 17th Nov 2012 (11.72;.292) 28th Oct 2012 12.8 % (66/515) 7.4 % (40/544)
Wave 3 15th Jun 2013 (12.29; .295) n/a 8.7 % (111/1272) n/a
Mentioned at any wave 9.8 % (154/1564) 9.7 % (86/887)
  1. Children were born between 1st September 2000 and 31st August 2001, and mean ages are given for children at various stages of the study. For parents the median date of completion of the questionnaire is given