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Table 1 Demographic and health characteristics (n = 148)

From: Perceived impact of contextual determinants on depression, anxiety and stress: a survey with university students

CharacteristicsNumber (%) or median (inter-quartile range)p value
AllMaleFemale
Gender
 Male37 (25.0) 
 Female111 (75.0) 
Age group
 19–24 years111 (75.0)26 (70.3)85 (76.6)0.72
 25–29 years18 (12.2)5 (13.5)13 (11.7) 
 30 and over19 (12.8)6 (16.2)13 (11.7) 
Major
 Psychology57 (38.5)12 (32.4)45 (40.6)0.11
 Health47 (31.8)9 (24.3)38 (34.2) 
 Other44 (29.7)16 (43.3)28 (25.2) 
Born in
 Canada86 (58.1)21 (56.8)65 (58.7)0.85
 Other countries62 (41.9)16 (43.2)46 (41.4) 
First language
 English93 (62.8)21 (56.8)72 (64.9)0.38
 Other55 (37.2)16 (43.2)39 (35.1) 
Relationship status
 Single, no relationship81 (54.7)23 (62.2)58 (52.3)0.73
 Single in relationship50 (33.8)11 (29.7)39 (35.1) 
 Married/common law10 (6.8)2 (5.4)8 (7.2) 
 Other7 (4.7)1 (2.7)6 (5.4) 
Ethnicity
 White51 (34.5)13 (35.1)38 (34.2)0.60
 South Asian28 (18.9)6 (16.2)22 (19.8) 
 Black16 (10.7)2 (5.4)14 (12.6) 
 Chinese13 (8.8)3 (8.1)10 (9.0 
 Other40 (27.0)13 (35.1)27 (24.3) 
Self-rated health
 Poor/fair36 (24.5)8 (22.2)28 (25.2) 
 Good60 (40.8)11 (30.6)49 (44.2)0.18
 Very good/excellent51 (34.7)17 (47.2)34 (30.6) 
Obligations apart from university studya
 Domestic chores91 (63.5)20 (54.1)71 (61.5)0.24
 Voluntary work80 (54.1)21 (56.8)59 (53.2) 
 Caregiving to children, parents, and/or others34 (23.0)5 ((13.5)29 (26.1) 
 Internship and training19 (12.8)8 (21.6)11 (9.9) 
 Other obligations26 (17.6)7 (18.9)19 (17.1) 
Currently covered for private counselling/therapy61 (41.5)15 (41.7)46 (41.4)0.98
Ever used any counselling/therapy support, %97 (66.1)23 (63.9)74 (66.8)0.76
Years in Canada if not born there, median (IQR)11 (4, 16)10 (3.3, 16)11 (4.5, 16)0.69
Weekly paid work hours, median (IQR)4 (0, 13)5 (0, 14.5)4 (0, 12)0.70
Weekly unpaid work hours, median (IQR)2 (0, 5)2.5 (0.3, 7)2 (0, 5)0.08
  1. aPercentages add up to over 100% because of overlapping obligations