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Table 1 Summary of studies with stress prevalence data among nursing students

From: Perceived stress, stressors, and coping strategies among nursing students in the Middle East and North Africa: an overview of systematic reviews

Groups Year of data collection Number of studies Number of prevalence measures Total sample size Prevalence range of low stress (%)
n = 12
Prevalence range of moderate stress (%)
n = 12
Prevalence range of high stress (%)
n = 14
All 2008–2019 13 38 2804 0.8–65 5.9–84.5 6.7–99.2
Males and females 2014–2019 9 28 2298 0.8–52 26–84.5 12.2–99.2
Females only 2008–2017 4 10 506 13.6–65 5.9–63.6 6.7–94.1
Nursing students in clinical training 2015–2017 4 10 559 52–65 5.9–28.3 6.7–94.1
Nursing students in all years 2008–2019 9 28 2245 0.8–59.8 43.5–84.5 12.2–99.2
Used validated tools 2008–2019 12 36 2252 3.3–65 5.9–84.5 6.7–94.1
Used non-validated tools 20014–2015 1 2 128 0.8 99.2
Saudi Arabia
Groups Year of data collection Number of studies Number of prevalence measure Total sample size Prevalence range of low stress (%)
n = 3
Prevalence range of moderate stress (%)
n = 5
Prevalence range of high stress (%)
n = 5
All 2015–2017 5 13 280 5.2–65 5.9–75.3 6.7–94.1
Males and females 2015–2016 2 5 147 5.2 28–75.3 19.6–72
Females only 2017 3 8 133 13.6–65 5.9–63.6 6.7–94.1
Egypt
Groups Year of data collection Number of studies Number of prevalence measure Total sample size Prevalence range of low stress (%)
n = 6
Prevalence range of moderate stress (%)
n = 5
Prevalence range of high stress (%)
n = 6
All 2008–2019 5 17 1925 10.1–59.8 26–65 21.3–46.4
Males and Females 2014–2019 4 15 1552 10.1–52 26–65 21.3–46.4
Females only 2008–2009 1 2 373 59.8 40.2
Jordan
Groups Year of data collection Number of studies Number of prevalence measure Total sample size Prevalence range of low stress (%)
n = 1
Prevalence range of moderate stress (%)
n = 1
Prevalence range of high stress (%)
n = 1
Males and females 1 3 271 3.3 84.5 12.2
Iraq
Groups Year of data collection Number of studies Number of prevalence measure Total sample size Prevalence range of low stress (%)
n = 2
Prevalence range of Moderate stress (%)
n = 1
Prevalence range of high stress (%)
n = 2
Males and females 2018 2 5 328 0.8–22 65 13.0–99.2
  1. n Number of individual primary studies