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Table 1 Sociodemographics in GE and UG students

From: A comparison of stress levels, coping styles and psychological morbidity between graduate-entry and traditional undergraduate medical students during the first 2 years at a UK medical school

N GE UG p
64 346
Year of study
 1st 38 (59.4%) 168 (48.6%) 0.11
 2nd 26 (40.6%) 178 (51.4%)
Sex
 Male 28 (43.8%) 108 (31.2%) 0.05
 Female 36 (56.3%) 238 (68.8%)
Age (yrs)
 Median 24 19 <0.001
 Mode 19 25
 IQR 3 1
 Range 21–32 18–31
Marital status
 Single 54 (84.4%) 338 (98.0%) <0.001
 Married/cohabiting 10 (15.6%) 7 (2.0%)
Children
 No 60 (96.8%) 340 (98.6%) 0.42
 Yes 3 (3.2%) 5 (1.4%)
Ethnicity
 White 56 (87.5%) 245 (70.8%) 0.31
 Other 8 (12.5%) 101 (29.2%)
Religion
 Christian 35 (54.7%) 182 (52.6%) 0.26
 None 24 (37.5%) 94 (27.2%)
 Other 5 (7.8%) 70 (20.0%)
Living arrangements (term time)
 Alone 9 (14.1%) 23 (6.7%) <0.001
 With friends 24 (37.5%) 232 (67.2%)
 With spouse/partner 9 (14.1%) 1 (0.3%)
 With family 5 (7.8%) 51 (14.8%)
 Other 17 (26.6%) 38 (11.0%)
Psychiatric illness
 No 57 (90.5%) 326 (94.8%) 0.15
 Yes 6 (9.5%) 18 (5.2%)
Family history of psychiatric illness
 No 47 (73.4%) 223 (64.8%) 0.38
 Yes 14 (21.9%) 94 (27.3%)
 Unsure 3 (4.7%) 27 (7.8%)
Serious physical illness
 No 64 (100%) 337 (97.4%) 0.21
 Yes 0 9 (2.6%)
Year before starting medical degree
 Studying FT 23 (35.9%) 261 (75.4%) <0.001
 Gap year 5 (7.8%) 61 (17.6%)
 FT employment 33 (51.6%) 21 (6.0%)
 Other 3 (4.7%) 3 (0.9%)