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Table 1 Demographic and study subject characteristics of the sample (N = 222–225)1

From: Mental health literacy in an educational elite – an online survey among university students

  Semester population e-mail sample Study sample
Sex 2012 1294 222
   Women 1038 (51.6%) 651 (50.3%) 105 (52.7%)
   Men 974 (48.4%) 643 (49.7%) 117 (47.3%)
Age 2012 1294 224
   Mean (years) 27.14 (± 5.19) 27.01 (± 5.10) 26.41 (± 5.07)
Faculty 2012 1294 225
   Law 377 (18.7%) 261 (20.6%) 37 (16.4%)
   Economics 339 (16.8%) 254 (20.0%) 46 (20.4%)
   Medical school 224 (11.1%) 137 (10.8%) 15 (6.7%)
   Natural sciences2 182 (9.0%) 105 (8.3%) 18 (8.0%)
   Philosophy / arts3 731 (36.3%) 429 (34.1%) 109 (36.0%)
   Psychology 159 (7.9%) 108 (8.3%) 28 (12.4%)
  1. 1 Varying sample sizes due to missing values
  2. 2 6 students in veterinary medicine included
  3. 3 1 student in theology included