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Table 2 Health characteristics of our respondents

From: Mental health and burnout in Nepalese medical students: an observational study

Characteristics Number of students (%)
Mental health at baseline (before starting medical school)
 Formal diagnosis of a psychiatric illness 6 (4%)
 Prescription of psychiatric medication 9 (5%)
Current mental health
 Formal diagnosis of a psychiatric illness 14 (8%)
 Prescription of psychiatric medication 5 (3%)
Sources of stress
 Finance 49 (29%)
 Academic study 109 (64%)
 Housing 11 (7%)
 Relationships 58 (34%)
Alcohol and substance abuse
 CAGE positive 23 (14%)
 Use of substances to feel better 15 (9%)
 Use of performance (e.g., academic) enhancing drugs 8 (5%)
 Cannabis use 15 (9%)
 Cocaine use 1 (1%)
 Opiates use 2 (1%)