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Table 5 Relationship with those who died (%) of all deaths

From: Medical students’ experience of personal loss: incidence and implications

  Core science component
  On entry to course During course
Grandparent 169 (64.5%) 37 (48.7%)
Friend 36 (13.7%) 14 (18.4%)
Parent or sibling 17 (6.5% ) 2 (2.6%)
Other relative or friend 40 (15.3%) 23 (30.2%)
Total number of deceased 262 76
  Clinical component
  On entry to course During course
Grandparent 65 (55.6%) 34 (44.2%)
Friend 18 (15,4%) 18 (23.4%)
Parent or sibling 12 (10.3%) 1 (1.3%)
Other relative or friend 22 (18.8%) 24 (31.2%)
Total number of deceased 117 77