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Table 3 One month Prevalence of mental distress symptoms among Wollo University regular undergraduate students, Dessie, Ethiopia, 2019 (n = 548)

From: Socio-demographic and substance-related factors associated with mental distress among Wollo university students: institution-based cross-sectional study

NoFeeling symptom domain in the past 4 weeks (Kessler-10 elements)Frequency (%) of participants with the symptom
All of the time (score 5)Most of the time (score 4)Some of the time (score 3)A little of the time (score 2)None of the time (score 1)
1About how often did you feel tired out for no good reason?28 (5.1%)66 (12%)136 (24.5%)167 (30.5%)151 (27.6%)
2About how often did you feel nervous?19 (3.5%)58 (10.6%)145 (26.5%)147 (26.8%)179 (32.7%)
3About how often did you feel so nervous that nothing could calm you down?24 (4.4%)50 (9.1%)112 (20.4%)152 (27.7%)210 (38.3%)
4About how often did you feel hopeless?26 (4.8%)45 (8.2%)102 (18.6%)159 (29.0%)216 (39.4%)
5About how often did you feel restless or fidgety?33 (6%)77 (14.1%)118 (21.5%)153 (27.9%)167 (30.5%)
6About how often did you feel so restless you could not sit still?28 (5.1%)63 (11.5%)130 (23.7%)136 (24.8%)191 (34.9%)
7About how often did you feel depressed?22 (4%)72 (13.1%)123 (22.4%)175 (31.9%)156 (28.5%)
8About how often did you feel that everything was an effort?62 (11.3%)112 (20.4%)118 (21.5%)117 (21.4%)139 (25.4%)
9About how often did you feel so sad that nothing could cheer you up?8 (1.5%)53 (9.7%)123 (22.4%)200 (36.5%)164 (29.9%)
10About how often did you feel worthless?25 (4.6%)63 (11.5%)101 (18.4%)159 (29%)200 (36.5%)