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Table 5 Relation between studied medical students’ characteristics and depression and suicide literacy mean scores

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

Characteristics Depression literacy means score P-value Suicide literacy means score P-value
Sex
 Male 8.25 ± 1.9 *p= 0.03 s 4.3 ± 1.8 p** = 0.36
 Female 7.8 ± 1.8 4.5 ± 1.7
Nationality
 Egyptians 8.0 ± 1.7 *p = 0.3 4.5 ± 1.7 **p = 0.4
 Non-Egyptians 7.8 ± 1.9 4.3 ± 1.8
Residence
 Rural 8.1 ± 1.6 *p = 0.2 4.5 ± 1.16 **p = 0.11
 Urban 8.3 ± 1.7 4.7 ± 1.2
Social class
 Low 6.7 ± 0.95 p*** = 0.4 4.3 ± 0.9 p**** = 0.8
 Middle 7.9 ± 1.8 4.4 ± 1.8
 High 7.8 ± 1.9 4.6 ± 1.5
Study grade
 2nd 7.1 ± 1.45 P*** = 0.9 4.6 ± 1.3 p**** = 0.6
 3rd 7.26 ± 1.5 4.6 ± 1.45
 4th 7.22 ± 1.8 4.75 ± 1.46
Medical history of chronic diseases
 No 7.35 ± 1.4 *p = 0.5 4.2 ± 1.4 **p = 0.5
 Yes 7.5 ± 1.6 4.36 ± 1.5
History of regular treatment
 No 7.9 ± 1.8 *p = 0.4 4.2 ± 1.4 **p = 0.35
 Yes 7.66 ± 1.74 4.43 ± 1.5
Personal history of psychiatric illness
 No 7.7 ± 1.8 *p = 0.22 4.6 ± 1.8 **p = 0.65
 Yes 8.1 ± 1.74 4.45 ± 1.8
History of suicidal ideations
 No 7.6 ± 1.8 *p= 0.013 s 4.4 ± 1.7 **p = 0.27
 Yes 8.3 ± 1.5 4.7 ± 1.8
Parents live
 Together 7.6 ± 1.3 *p = 0.5 4.3 ± 1.6 **p = 0.4
 Separated 7.46 ± 1.5 4.1 ± 1.43
Family history of depression
 No 7.8 ± 1.7 *p= 0.026 s 4.1 ± 1.5 **p = 0.09
 Yes 8.4 ± 2.5 4.5 ± 1.8
Family history of suicide attempts
 No 7.6 ± 1.8 *p = 0.18 4.1 ± 1.8 **p= 0.03 s
 Yes 8.1 ± 1.6 4.9 ± 1.6
Family history of consulting psychiatrist
 No 7.8 ± 1.8 *p= 0.046 s 4.1 ± 1.4 **p= 0.04 s
 Yes 8.27 ± 1.8 4.6 ± 1.8
Previous training on mental health
 No 7.4 ± 1.6 *p= 0.043 s 4.2 ± 1.5 **p= 0.035 s
 Yes 7.8 ± 1.8 4.6 ± 1.8
  1. *t-test used, **Mann-Whitney test, ***ANOVA test, ****Kruskal-Wallis test, s significant