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Table 2 Description of the demographic data of the participants from medical and dental students at preclinical years at UQU

From: The impact of a self-development coaching programme on medical and dental students’ psychological health and academic performance: a randomised controlled trial

  Interventional group Control group Total
No. (%) n = 155 No. (%) n = 162 No. (%) n = 317
Gender    
 Male 68 (43.9) 76 (46.9) 144 (45.4)
 Female 87 (56.1) 86 (53.1) 173 (54.6)
Marital status    
 Single 153 (98.7) 157 (96.9) 310 (97.8)
 Married 2 (1.3) 5 (3.1) 7 (2.2)
Family income    
 Lowa 46 (29.7) 61 (37.7) 107 (33.8)
 Highb 109 (70.3) 101 (62.3) 210 (66.2)
Nationality    
 Saudi 151 (97.4) 160 (98.8) 311 (98.1)
 Non-Saudi 4 (2.6) 2 (1.2) 6 (1.9)
Academic year    
 2nd year 75 (48.4) 79 (48.8) 154 (48.6)
 3rd year 80 (51.6) 83 (51.2) 163 (51.4)
Faculty    
 Medicine 126 (81.3) 133 (82.1) 259 (81.7)
 Dentistry 29 (18.7) 29 (17.9) 58 (18.3)
  1. aLow family income: less than 10,000 Saudi Riyal/ month (2,666.67 U.S dollar)
  2. bHigh family income: more than 10,000 Saudi Riyal/ month (2,666.67 U.S dollar)
  3. Note: Using Chi-square and Fisher’s exact test for cells count less than 5, there was no significant difference in the demographic variables between the two groups