Table 1

Demographics and mental health, by group and year

VariableValuesMedicine first year, n (%)Medicine
second year, n (%)
Medicine final year, n (%)Law first year, n (%)Law second year n (%)Law final year, n (%)
Age≤19251 (85.7)71 (24.8)0 (0)155 (83.3)28 (30.4)1 (2.7)
20–2436 (12.3)200 (69.9)164 (66.7)27 (14.5)63 (68.5)33 (89.2)
25–295 (1.7)11 (3.8)72 (29.3)4 (2.2)0 (0)3 (8.1)
30–340 (0)3 (1.0)8 (3.3)0 (0)1 (1.1)0 (0)
≥351 (0.3)1 (0.3)2 (0.8)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)
GenderFemale149 (50.9)149 (52.1)141 (56.9)115 (61.8)57 (62.0)30 (78.9)
Male144 (49.1)137 (47.9)107 (43.1)71 (38.2)35 (38.0)8 (21.1)
EthnicityWhite209 (71.3)216 (75.8)199 (80.2)140 (75.7)82 (89.1)29 (78.4)
Black8 (2.7)1 (0.4)8 (3.2)7 (3.8)1 (1.1)1 (2.7)
Asian48 (16.4)35 (12.3)19 (7.7)16 (8.6)1 (1.1)3 (8.1)
Chinese11 (3.8)15 (5.3)11 (4.4)14 (7.6)2 (2.2)3 (8.1)
Mixed14 (4.8)15 (5.3)10 (4.0)5 (2.7)4 (4.3)1 (2.7)
Other3 (1.0)3 (1.1)1 (0.4)3 (1.6)1 (1.1)0 (0)
Not known0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)0 (0)1 (1.1)0 (0)
GHQ0–1145 (49.8)156 (54.7)111 (45.1)86 (46.0)38 (43.2)12 (31.6)
2–12146 (50.2)129 (45.3)135 (54.9)101 (54.0)50 (56.8)26 (68.4)
HADS-Anxiety0–7189 (65.6)181 (64.4)132 (53.7)95 (52.8)43 (47.3)15 (40.5)
8–1054 (18.8)48 (17.1)56 (22.8)46 (25.6)23 (25.3)10 (27.0)
11–2145 (15.6)52 (18.5)58 (23.6)39 (21.7)25 (27.5)12 (32.4)
HADS-Depression0–7267 (92.7)259 (91.5)214 (87.0)163 (90.6)77 (86.5)33 (89.2)
8–1012 (4.2)15 (5.3)17 (6.9)12 (6.7)8 (9.0)2 (5.4)
11–219 (3.1)9 (3.2)15 (6.1)5 (2.8)4 (4.5)2 (5.4)
  • GHQ, General Health Questionnaire; HADS, Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale.