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Table 3 GHQ ‘caseness’ and course completion

From: Can the 12-item general health questionnaire be used to identify medical students who might ‘struggle’ on the medical course? A prospective study on two cohorts

Entry Year   Non-case (score < 4)   Case (score ≥ 4)   χ 2 OR 95% CI p
   n % n %     
2006 Successful student * 101 94.4 46 80.7 7.50 4.03 1.40–11.55 0.006
Less successful student † 6 5.6 11 19.3     
2007 Successful student * 108 94.7 40 87.0     NS
Less successful student † 6 5.3 6 13.0     
   Non-case (score < 8)   Case (score ≥ 8)      
2006 Successful student * 133 93.0 14 66.7     0.002 ‡
Less successful student † 10 7.0 7 33.3     
2007 Successful student * 141 94.0 7 70.0     0.03 ‡
  Less successful student † 9 6.0 3 30.0     
  1. * student completed on time, or legitimate reason for delay in high-performing student.
  2. † student failed to complete on time due to course disruption or attrition.
  3. ‡ Fisher’s exact test.