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Table 5 Prevalence of clinically significant depressive symptoms (CES-D ≥ 22) by classification of participants in terms of the number of stressful life events and total score on the LESS scale

From: The association between stressful life events and depressive symptoms among Cypriot university students: a cross-sectional descriptive correlational study

Life Events Scale for Students (LESS) (N = 1500) Total Classification of participants according to reported life events on LESS Prevalence of Depressive symptoms (CES-D ≥ 22) X2 DF P value
   N % N %    
Number of events in LESS 0 35 2.3 7 20.0 40.62 4 < 0.001
1-3 339 22.6 62 20.4
4-7 753 50.4 176 25.8
8-11 288 19.2 99 38.5
12- 21 85 4.8 30 45.1
Total Score in LESS 0-49 88 5.9 15 17.0 70.63 4 < 0.001
50-149 314 21.0 54 17.2
150-241 356 23.9 82 22.9
242-350 357 23.7 104 29.3
  351-1100 385 25.5 164 42.8