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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics, medical, mental, and family histories of studied medical students

From: Level and predictors of mental health literacy of depression and suicide among undergraduate medical students

Characteristics Frequency (%) (N = 361)
Age
 Mean ± SD 21.4 ± 0.8
 Range 19–24
Sex
 Female 236 (65.4)
 Male 125 (34.6)
Nationality
 Egyptians 227 (62.9)
 Non-Egyptiansa 134 (37.1)
Religion
 Muslims 361 (100)
Residence
 Rural 154 (42.7)
 Urban 207 (57.3)
Social class
 Low 4 (0.9)
 Middle 333 (92.5)
 High 24 (6.6)
Study grade
 2nd 25 (7.0)
 3rd 151 (41.8)
 4th 185 (51.2)
Medical history of chronic diseases 46 (12.7)
History of regular treatment 42 (11.6)
Personal history of psychiatric illness 32 (8.9)
History of suicidal ideations 45 (12.5)
Parents live
 Together 323 (89.5)
 Separated 38 (10.5)
Family history of depression 49 (13.6)
Family history of suicidal attempts 25 (6.9)
Family history of consulting psychiatrist 74 (20.5)
Previously training on mental health 95 (26.3)
  1. aNon-Egyptians (Palestinians, Syrians, Sudanese)