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Table 1 Characteristics of the “new” students fall 2015, N = 4401

From: “Freshman’s week”: characteristics associated with participation and experiencing adverse effects

  Mean (SD)/Percentage (95% CI)
Demographics
 Women 64.6% (63.2–66.0%)
 Age 24.4 (7.1)
 Born in Norway 92.6% (91.9–93.4%)
 Religious 35.5% (34.1–37.0%)
 Single 49.6% (48.1–51.1%)
 Had child/children 12.1% (11.2–13.1%)
 Business school affiliation 13.7% (12.7–14.7%)
 Years in higher education 1.9 (2.2)
Personalitya
 Extroversion 14.0 (3.6)
 Agreeableness 16.8 (2.8)
 Conscientiousness 14.6 (3.2)
 Neuroticism 11.2 (3.6)
 Intellect/imagination 14.6 (3.2)
Alcohol useb
 AUDIT-score 8.1 (4.8)
Psychological healthc
 Depression symptoms 24.5 (7.6)
 Anxiety symptoms 15.1 (4.2)
  1. SD Standard deviation, CI Confidence interval, AUDIT Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test
  2. aTotal scores range from 4 to 20 for each personality trait, bTotal scores range from 0 to 40, cTotal scores on the depression subscale range from 15 to 60 and total scores on the anxiety subscale range from 10 to 40