Table E.2 Demographic Characteristics of US Life-Science PhDs in the Biomedical Sciences, 1963–1996

 

1963

1964

1965

1966

1967

1968

1969

1970

1971

1972

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

Total PhDs

1319

1510

1717

1916

2141

2501

2817

3136

3449

3402

3437

3336

3408

3483

3393

3449

3560

%

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

100

Men

Total

1136

1311

1472

1614

1778

2045

2325

2622

2828

2753

2704

2578

2563

2648

2606

2542

2589

%

86.1

86.8

85.7

84.2

83.0

81.8

82.5

83.6

82.0

80.9

78.7

77.3

75.2

76.0

76.8

73.7

72.7

US citizen/perm. residents

975

1098

1206

1342

1525

1753

2027

2308

2505

2444

2415

2180

2250

2324

2298

2253

2308

%

73.9

72.7

70.2

70.0

71.2

70.1

72.0

73.6

72.6

71.8

70.3

65.3

66.0

66.7

67.7

65.3

64.8

Women

Total

183

199

245

302

363

456

492

514

621

649

733

758

845

835

787

907

971

%

13.9

13.2

14.3

15.8

17.0

18.2

17.5

16.4

18.0

19.1

21.3

22.7

24.8

24.0

23.2

26.3

27.3

US citizen/perm. residents

154

170

221

261

312

413

441

463

566

599

672

676

782

747

697

810

880

%

11.7

11.3

12.9

13.6

14.6

16.5

15.7

14.8

16.4

17.6

19.6

20.3

22.9

21.4

20.5

23.5

24.7

Whites (all PhDs)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2189

2513

2744

2786

2752

2668

2801

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

63.7

75.3

80.5

80.0

81.1

77.4

78.7

Whites (US & perms)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2088

2404

2641

2677

2629

2579

2727

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

60.8

72.1

77.5

76.9

77.5

74.8

76.6

Minorities (US & perms)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

78

81

83

81

76

101

84

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2.4

2.4

2.3

2.2

2.9

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