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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of medical students

From: The characteristics of depressive symptoms in medical students during medical education and training: a cross-sectional study

Periods Basic Intermediate Internship Total p
Sample n (% of regular matriculated) 163 (79.1%) 164 (83.7%) 154 (76.7%) 481 (79.8%)  
Age – m (sd) 20.0 (2.0) 21.9 (1.5) 24.0 (1.9) 21.9 (2.4) <.001a
Male n (%) 56 (34.8%) 72 (44.3%) 62 (41.1%) 190 (40.5%) .242b
Female n (%) 102 (30.2%) 92 (55.7%) 85 (58.9%) 279 (59.5%)  
Living with the family n (%) 155 (97.1%) 140 (86.0%) 131 (88.8%) 426 (90.6%) .011b
Having a parent as MD n (%) 44 (28.2%) 56 (33.8%) 33 (22.9%) 133 (28.2%) .113b
> 2 years to enter medical school n (%) 31 (20.3%) 28 (16.9%) 21 (14.7%) 80 (17.1%) .516b
Mean years of studying to enter medical school – m (sd) 1.7 (1.0) 1.7 (0.8) 1.6 (0.9) 1.7 (0.9) .337a
  1. Statistical analyses performed: a ANOVA; b Chi-square