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Table 2 Health status, imprisonment situation and behavior of the prisoners imprisoned in Bahir Dar Prison 2016. N = 402

From: Depression and associated factors among prisoners in Bahir Dar Prison, Ethiopia

Variable Frequency Percent
Presence of Depression
 Yes 183 45.5
 No 219 54.6
Satisfaction with general health
 Satisfied 233 58
 Moderately satisfied 21 5.2
 Dissatisfied 148 36.8
Living with chronic illness
 Yes 25 6.2
 No 377 93.8
Duration in the prison (in years)
  < 1 177 44
 1–5 187 46.5
  > 5 38 9.5
Total sentence (in years)
  < 1 51 12.7
 1–5 129 32.1
  > 5 222 55.2
Type of crime
 Murder 166 41.3
 Theft 139 34.5
 Physical harm 72 18
 Other 25 6.2
Habit of attending religious place
 Not at all 30 7.5
 Sometimes in a week 73 18.1
  > 3 days in a week 299 74.4
Perceived social support
 Poor 114 28.4
 Moderate 181 45
 High 107 26.6
Alcohol use
 Yes 317 78.9
 No 85 21.1
Smoking cigarette
 Yes 65 16.2
 No 337 83.8