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Table 2 Comparison of academic and personal characteristics between pre/para-clinical and clinical group of participants

From: Coping styles to vitiate the risk of psychological morbidities among pre/para-clinical and clinical undergraduate medical students: a comparative cross-sectional study in India

Sr. no. Variables Frequency (%) P-value (Chi-square)
Subgroups Total medical students (N = 382) Pre/para-clinical group (N = 208) Clinical group (N = 174)
1 Level of academic performance Satisfied 142 (37.2) 94 (45.2) 48 (27.6) (12.575) < 0.001***
Dissatisfied 240 (63.8) 114 (54.8) 126 (72.4)
2 Motive for studying medicine Personal 317 (83) 172 (82.7) 145 (83.3) (0.028) 0.892
Family pressure 65 (17) 36 (17.3) 29 (16.7)
3 Family history of psychiatric illness Yes 72 (18.8) 33 (15.9) 39 (22.4) (2.656) 0.116
No 310 (81.2) 175 (84.1) 135 (77.6)
4 Sought psychiatric consultation during this semester Yes 55 (14.4) 20 (9.6) 35 (20.1) (8.474) 0.005**
No 327 (85.6) 188 (90.4) 139 (79.9)
5 Currently on antidepressant/benzodiazepines/any other psychotropics Yes 47 (12.3) 19 (9.1) 28 (16.1) (4.250) 0.04*
No 335 (87.7) 189 (90.9) 146 (83.9)
  1. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001