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Table 1 Participants characteristics, in weighted percentages (Standard error)

From: Selected psychiatric problems among college students in two Arab countries: comparison with the USA

Characteristic Education City (n = 351) Qatar University (n = 434) American University of Beirut (n = 167) University of Michigan (n = 889) P-value
Age in years
 18–20 36.5 (3.5) 33.8 (2.3) 64.0 (3.9) 35.7 (1.8) < 0.001
 21–25 42.1 (3.5) 46.7 (2.5) 30.8 (3.7) 42.3 (1.8)
  > =26 21.4 (2.5) 19.5 (2.0) 5.3 (1.9) 22.0 (1.4)
Gender
 Female 58.3 (3.5) 71.9 (2.3) 50.3 (4.1) 47.4 (1.8) < 0.001
Nationality
 Nationals of the host country 47.3 (3.6) 71.5 (2.3) 83.5 (3.0) 86.6 (1.2) < 0.001
Program
 Undergraduate 76.7 (2.6) 83.6 (2.0) 93.7 (1.8) 65.2 (1.7) < 0.001
Living arrangements
 On campus Dorms 25.7 (3.2) 1.2 (0.6) 16.8 (3.1) 21.8 (1.6) < 0.001
 Off-campus, single or sharing 7.7 (1.5) 3.8 (1.0) 18.0 (3.2) 71.2 (1.7)
 Off-campus, parents, spouse or other relatives 66.7 (3.4) 95.1 (1.2) 65.3 (3.9) 7.0 (0.9)
In a relationship
 Yes 31.7 (3.4) 29.7 (2.5) 23.7 (3.5) 46.0 (1.8) 0.0259
Current financial situation
 It’s a financial struggle 10.6 (2.3) 3.6 (1.0) 9.4 (2.4) 10.2 (1.1) < 0.001
 Tight but doing fine 46.5 (3.8) 42.3 (2.6) 54.2 (4.1) 50.7 (1.8)
 Finances aren’t a problem 42.9 (3.7) 54.1 (2.6) 36.4 (3.9) 39.2 (1.8)
GPA
 A+ to A- 55.8 (3.9) 22.2 (2.2) 33.5 (3.9) 59.2 (1.9) < 0.001
 B+ to B- 39.6 (3.9) 50.6 (2.7) 56.8 (4.1) 37.2 (1.9)
 C+ and below 4.5 (1.6) 27.2 (2.4) 9.7 (2.5) 3.7 (0.8)
Religiosity
 Fairly/Very religious 87.0 (2.3) 94.7 (1.2) 43.7 (4.0) 32.5 (1.7) < 0.001
 Not too religious/Not religious at all 13.0 (2.3) 5.3 (1.2) 56.3 (4.0) 67.5 (1.7)