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Table 3 Distribution of adverse life experiences, social support and psychological distress

From: Population level mental distress in rural Ethiopia

Characteristics Number (%)
Number of stressful life events* (N = 1449) None 801 (55.3)
1 or 2 415 (28.6)
3 and above 233 (16.1)
Social support (N = 1412) Poor 590 (41.8)
Moderate 654 (46.3)
Strong 168 (11.9)
Common mental disorder (N = 1475) Likely well 1064 (72.1)
Mild disorder 205 (13.9)
Moderate disorder 132 (8.9)
Severe disorder 74 (5.0)
Hazardous use of alcohol (N = 1382) None 1070 (77.4)
Yes 312 (22.6)
Suicidality (in previous 30 days) Wish to die (N = 1491) 306 (20.5)
Suicidal ideation (N = 1497) 202 (13.5)
Persistent death wish (N = 1444) 47 (3.3)
Suicide attempt (N = 1493) 21 (1.4)
  1. *Also called threatening life experiences by the developers of the instrument.