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Table 2 Frequency distribution of items of the General Help-seeking Questionnaire (GHSQ) among women with symptoms of postpartum depression (n = 385)

From: Treatment gap and help-seeking for postpartum depression in a rural African setting

Sources of help Number Percent
Formal   
 General health professional (any)   
  Yes 49 12.7
  No 336 87.3
 Mental health professional   
  Yes 16 4.2
  No 369 95.8
 Religious leader   
  Yes 45 11.7
  No 340 88.3
 Traditional healer   
  Yes 20 5.2
  No 365 94.8
 Sorcerer/witch doctor   
  Yes 12 3.1
  No 373 96.9
Informal   
 Husband   
  Yes 236 61.3
  No 149 38.7
 Friends   
  Yes 182 47.3
  No 203 52.7
 Parents   
  Yes 180 46.8
  No 205 53.2
 Other relatives   
  Yes 140 36.4
  No 245 63.6