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Table 1 Distribution of socio-demographic characteristics and psychosocial factors of undergraduate students with the practice of stress management behaviors, 2019 (n = 633)

From: Practice of stress management behaviors and associated factors among undergraduate students of Mekelle University, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

VariableCategoryPractice of stress management behaviorsTotal n (%)
Poor n (%)Good n (%)
SexFemale163(25.75)81(12.8)244(38.6)
Male204(32.2)185(29.23)389(61.5)
Age> = 20 year204(32.2)244(38.55)448(70.8)
< 20 years (18-19)163(25.75)22(3.5)185(2.23)
CollegeCHS101(16)167(26.4)268(42.0)
CBE116(18.33)40(6.3)156(24.6)
CNCS150(23.7)59(9.3)209(33)
Year of education4th year30(4.74)36(5.7)66(10.4)
2nd & 3rd year195(30.81)168(26.5)363(56.7)
1st year171(27)33(5.2)204(32.23)
Parent’s residentUrban152(24)161(25.4)313(49.45)
Rural215(34)105(16.6)320(50.6)
Student’s monthly income (ETB)> = 300 ETB273(43.1)229(36.2)502(79.3)
< 300ETB94(14.85)37(5.8)131(20.7)
Psychosocial Factors
Health value statusHigh137(21.6)215(34)352(55.61)
Low230(36.3)51(8.1)281(44.4)
Perceived self -efficacyGood230(36.3)241(38.1)471(74.41)
Poor131(20.7)31(4.9)162(25.6)
Perceived social supportGood133(21)150(23.7)201(31.8)
Poor234(37)116(18.33)432(68.2)
perceived stress statusyes127(20.1)158(25)285(45)
No240(37.9)108(17.1)318(50.2)