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Table 2 Proportion of exposed and unexposed mothers who said yes to SRQ 20 questions, Gamo Gofa Zone, Ethiopia, 2014

From: The relationship between under-five child death and maternal mental distress in Gamo Gofa Zone, Southern Ethiopia: a community based comparative cross-sectional study

S. No. SRQ 20-Questions Exposed (who said yes) Unexposed (who said yes) Total (who said yes)
Freq. (%) Freq. (%) Freq. (%)
1. Often had headache 201(56.5) 363(51.0) 564(52.8)
2. Had poor appetite 132(37.1) 273(38.3) 405(37.9)
3. Problem with sleep 90(25.3) 164(23.0) 254(23.8)
4. Easily frightened 86(24.2) 161(22.6) 247(23.1)
5. Hands shake 39(11.0) 66(9.3) 105(9.8)
6. Feel nervous, tense or worried 159(44.7) 249(35.0) 408(38.2)
7. Poor digestion 92(25.8) 153(21.5) 245(22.9)
8. Trouble thinking clearly 108(30.3) 185(26.0) 293(27.4)
9. Feel unhappy? 121(34.0) 189(26.5) 310(29.0)
10. Cry more than usual 81(22.8) 114(16.0) 195(18.3)
11. Difficulty to enjoy daily activities 106(29.8) 165(23.2) 271(25.4)
12. Difficulty to make decisions 92(25.8) 147(20.6) 239(22.4)
13. Daily work suffering 106(29.8) 174(24.4) 280(26.2)
14. Unable to play a useful part in life 114(32.0) 188(26.4) 302(28.3)
15. Lost interest in things 115(32.3) 175(24.6) 290(27.2)
16. Feeling of worthlessness 111(31.2) 155(21.8) 266(24.9)
17. Thought of ending life 83(23.3) 116(16.3) 199(18.6)
18. Feel tired all the time 162(45.5) 267(37.5) 429(40.2)
19. Uncomfortable feelings in stomach 116(32.6) 212(29.8) 328(30.7)
20. Easily tired 164(46.1) 297(41.7) 461(43.2)
Positives for mental distress (95% CI) 48.0(42.9–53.2) 38.6 (35.1–42.3) 41.8 (39–45)