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Table 3 Comorbidity of mental health disorders with diagnostic categories of physical disorders

From: The prevalence of mental disorders in adults in different level general medical facilities in Kenya: a cross-sectional study

Categories of physical disorders BDI, n (%) LSAD, n (%) NOK, n (%)
   Endogenous Anxiety neurosis General depression General anxiety  
Cancer 89 (59.6) 91 (34.1) 19 (28.6) 91 (42.2) 88 (21.6) 84 (34.5)
Cardiovascular disease 43 (16.3) 46(19.6) 45 (4.4) 46 (13.0) 44 (0) 43 (14.0)
Diabetes mellitus 157 (37.6) 162 (9.3) 155 (7.1) 151 (17.2) 151 (6.6) 141 (11.3)
Eye problems 162 (15.4) 161 (19.9) 153 (7.8) 161 (21.7) 157 (8.9) 152 (15.8)
General surgery 69 (47.8) 75 (26.7) 67 (14.9) 73 (32.9) 68 (13.2) 64 (25.0)
Peptic ulcer disease 92 (46.7) 91 (25.3) 92 (13.0) 91 (28.6) 88 (14.8) 85 (29.4)
Respiratory system 121 (41.3) 120 (28.8) 116 (9.5) 119 (26.1) 118 (11.0) 107 (24.3)
Tuberculosis 102 (41.2) 103 (34.0) 103 (22.3) 104 (38.5) 102 (19.6) 89 (37.1)
Typhoid 43 (16.3) 46 (19.6) 45 (4.4) 46 (13.0) 44 (0) 43 (14.0)
Obstetrics 226 (35.4) 232 (14.2) 233 (5.2) 250 (19.2) 250 (4.8) 224 (11.6)
Infection 124 (35.5) 123 (21.1) 126 (6.3) 123 (23.6) 125 (8.0) 118 (15.3)
Malaria 164 (28.7) 152 (19.1) 148 (16.2) 152 (23.0) 143 (13.3) 132 (32.6)
Other medical conditions 73 (37.0) 76 (23.7) 73 (11.0) 76 (28.9) 76 (10.5) 70 (78.6)
Orthopaedic/soft tissue injury 299 (44.1) 311 (23.5) 296 (9.8) 312 (32.7) 293 (10.2) 279 (28.9)
Gynaecology 155 (47.1) 157 (15.3) 151 (4.6) 154 (17.5) 154 (5.2) 149 (10.7)
HIV/AIDS 23 (52.2) 22 (31.8) 21 (28.6) 20 (30.0) 20 (30.0) 17 (64.7)
Gastric ulcer 54 (46.3) 58 (25.9) 58 (6.9) 58 (32.8) 55 (12.7) 48 (27.1)
Pain 75 (42.7) 68 (22.1) 67 (10.4) 68 (22.1) 69 (11.6) 63 (27.0)
  1. BDI, Beck Depression Inventory; LSAD, Leeds Scale for the Self-Assessment of Anxiety and Depression; NOK, Ndetei-Othieno-Kathuku scale.