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Table 1 Description of socio-demographic and academic-related characteristics among Wollo university regular undergraduate students, Dessie, Ethiopia, 2019 (n = 548)

From: Socio-demographic and substance-related factors associated with mental distress among Wollo university students: institution-based cross-sectional study

Independent variablesCategoryFrequency (n)Percentage (%)
Age in years ≤ 21 years20537.4
 > 21 years34362.6
SexMale29153.1
Female25746.9
Department choicePreferred42377.2
Not preferred12522.8
Interest to their departmentInterested46685.0
Not interested8215.0
Year of studyFirst18433.6
Second14526.5
Third17531.9
Fourth448.0
CGPASatisfactory34362.6
Distinction5710.4
Great Distinction9417.2
Very Great Distinction549.9
Living areaIn the compound49690.5
Out of the compound509.1
ResidenceUrban30455.5
Rural24444.5
Frequency of worship practiceDaily24544.7
2–3 times per week14426.3
Once a week7012.8
Less than weekly5910.8
Never305.5
Having close friendsYes44180.5
No10719.5
Family history of mental illnessYes7012.8
No47887.2
  1. CGPA cumulative grade point average