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Table 2 Characteristics of focus group discussion participants

From: Understanding psychological distress among mothers in rural Nepal: a qualitative grounded theory exploration

VDC location of the FGD Number of participants Age range Education Religion No. of children
None Class 1-6 Class 7-12 SLC pass Hindu Muslim Buddhist 0 1-3 4-6 >6
FGDs with women’s group members
Dhalkebar 10 18-70 7 1 1 1 10 0 0 1 5 3 0
Mukhiyapatti 9 25-50 9 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 2 7 0
Lohana 9 32-60 9 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 2 4 3
Phulgama 12 25-60 2 4 5 0 12 0 0 - - - -
Bharatpur 12 19-73 5 2 4 1 0 0 12 2 9 0 1
Thadi Jhija 10 19-44 7 1 2 0 10 0 0 0 6 4 0
FGDs with women’s group facilitators and co-facilitators
Dhalkebar 7 23-60 1 2 4 0 7 0   0 6 1 0
Phulgama 12 20-60 3 4 5 0 12 0 0 - - - -
FGDs with local women in control VDCs
Basaiya 6 25-40 6 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 5 1 0
Mansinghpatti 6 24-28 2 1 1 2 6 0 0 0 6 0 0
Sakuwa Mahendranagar 6 19-45 3 3 3 0 6 0 0 0 6 0 0
Sapahi 6 22-45 5 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 5 1 0
  1. - : data were not collected.