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Table 6 Comparison of association of academic and personal characteristics between pre/para-clinical and clinical students with psychological morbidities

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 Subgroups Frequency (%) P-value (chi-square test)
Pre/para-clinical group (N = 126) Clinical group (N = 107)
1 Level of academic performance Satisfied 32 (25.4) 15 (14) (4.652) 0.034*
Dissatisfied 94 (74.6) 92 (86)
2 Motive for studying medicine Personal 95 (75.4) 89 (83.2) (2.109) 0.196
Family pressure 31 (24.6) 18 (16.8)
3 Family history of psychiatric illness Yes 29 (23) 34 (31.8) (2.251) 0.141
No 97 (77) 73 (68.2)
4 Sought psychiatric consultation during this semester Yes 14 (11.1) 32 (29.9) (12.901) < 0.001***
No 112 (89.9) 75 (70.1)
5 Currently on antidepressant/benzodiazepines/any other psychotropics Yes 17 (13.5) 25 (23.4) (3.817) 0.049*
No 109 (86.5) 82 (76.6)
  1. *p < 0.05; ***p < 0.001