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Table 3 Proportion of students nominating typical signs or symptoms for a person with depression (N = 146)*

From: Improving Knowledge and Attitudes towards Depression: a controlled trial among Chinese medical students

  DT (n1= 69) DT/SDL (n2= 77)
   Baseline FU1 FU2 FU3 Baseline FU1 FU2 FU3
   n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
1 Feel sad, down, or miserable 39 (56.5) 41 (59.4) 34 (49.3) 40 (58.0) 47 (61.0) 53 (68.8) 53 (68.8) 49 (63.6)
2 Sleep disturbance 34 (49.3) 25 (36.2) a 26 (37.7) 17 (24.6) b 37 (48.1) 41 (53.2) 28 (36.4) a 29 (37.7)
3 Unhappy or depressed 29 (42.0) 34 (49.3) 34 (49.3) 40 (58.0) a 39 (50.6) 37 (48.1) 34 (44.2) 40 (51.9)
4 Overwhelmed 31 (44.9) 18 (26.1) 24 (34.8) a 20 (29.0) 33 (42.9) 33 (42.9) 26 (33.8) 31 (40.3)
5 Thinking "life is not worth living" 23 (33.3) 27 (39.1) 16 (23.2) 28 (40.6) 22 (28.6) 32 (41.6) 33 (42.9) a 28 (36.4)
  1. * Only the students who nominated at least three typical signs or symptoms at each time point were included in this analysis. These were the top five typical signs or symptoms for a person with depression that were nominated by students at baseline.
  2. a P < 0.05 compared with baseline
  3. b P < 0.001 compared with baseline