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Table 2 Responses of participants for the Kessler 10 questionnaire among the literate Ethiopian population during COVID-19 pandemic, 2020

From: Psychological distress during the COVID-19 pandemic in Ethiopia: an online cross-sectional study to identify the need for equal attention of intervention

Items All of the time, N (%) Most of the time, N (%) Some of the time, N (%) A little of the time, N (%) None of the time, N (%)
Tired out for no good reason 28 (3.0%) 72 (7.7%) 203 (21.7%) 231 (24.7%) 401 (42.95%)
Feeling nervous 26 (2.8%) 55 (5.9%) 185 (19.8%) 286 (30.6%) 383 (41.0%)
Feeling so nervous that there is nothing calm you down 21 (2.2%) 21 (2.2%) 76 (8.1%) 145 (15.5%) 667 (71.3%)
Feeling hopeless 13 (1.4%) 29 (3.1%) 103 (11.0%) 173 (18.5%) 617 (66.0%)
Feeling restless or fidgety 9 (1.0%) 51 (5.5%) 103 (11.0%) 263 (28.1%) 509 (54.4%)
Feeling so restless that you could not sit still 10 (1.1%) 28 (3.0%) 81 (8.7%) 160 (17.1%) 656 (70.2%)
Feeling depressed 11 (1.2%) 41 (4.4%) 153 (16.4%) 307 (32.8%) 423 (45.2%)
Feeling that everything was an effort 122 (13.0%) 181 (19.4%) 210 (22.5%) 194 (20.7%) 228 (24.4%)
Feeling so sad that nothing could make cheer you up 10 (1.1%) 43 (4.6%) 144 (15.4%) 236 (25.2%) 502 (53.7%)
Feeling worthless 21 (2.2%) 25 (2.7%) 117 (12.5%) 161 (17.2%) 61,165.3