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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of respondents among medical students at University of Gondar, northwest Ethiopia, 2019 (n = 393)

From: Suicide ideation, attempt, and determinants among medical students Northwest Ethiopia: an institution-based cross-sectional study

Variables Categories Frequency Percent
Sex Male 241 61.3
Female 152 38.7
Age Mean 22.16
SD 1.86
Religion Orthodox 283 72.0
Muslim 41 10.4
Protestant 54 13.7
Othera 15 3.8
Marital status Married 25 6.4
Single 368 93.6
Ethnicity Amhara 205 52.1
Oromo 91 23.3
Tigrie 56 14.2
Otherb 41 10.4
Residency Urban 304 77.4
Rural 89 22.6
Year of study 1st 28 7.1
2nd 73 18.6
3rd 107 27.2
4th 106 27.0
5th 79 20.1
CGPA 2.00–2.75 59 15.0
2.76–3.5 218 55.5
> 3.5 116 29.5
Monthly income 50–1800 323 82.2
> 1800 70 17.8
  1. CGPA cumulative grade points average
  2. Othersa: Catholic, Waqefeta, Atheist
  3. Othersb: Gurage, Somali, Afar