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Table 1 Frequency of adverse events reported

From: Free text adversity statements as part of a contextualised admissions process: a qualitative analysis

Theme Subtheme Cluster Number of times theme arose
Family First Degree Carer 76
Major Medical 63
Bereavement 52
Minor Medical 52
Divorce 51
Mental Health 49
Personal Issues (not specified) 1
Second Degree Bereavement 58
Carer 29
Major Medical 21
Minor Health 12
Mental Health 11
Other First to attend University 6
Abuse 5
Foster Care 2
School Moved School 12
Poor Ranking School 6
Absent Teacher 5
Missed Exam -School Error in Timetable 1
Personal Minor Medical Condition 51
Major Medical Condition 41
Mental Health Condition 36
Location Immigration 15
Required to Live Locally 11
Regional Conflict 8
Moved House Multiple Times 5
Poor Neighbourhood 1
Miscellaneous Financial Hardship 29
Inappropriate Answer 9
UKCAT Computer Error 1
Effect on Applicant Academic Performance 128
None 14