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Table 2 Mean item scores and distribution of CES-D response options in a sample from rural Ugandan fishing communities

From: Challenges in measuring depression among Ugandan fisherfolk: a psychometric assessment of the Luganda version of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale (CES-D)

CES-D Scale Item (original 20-item scale)Proportion of Participants who selected each response option.
1. I was bothered by things that usually don’t bother me.0.600.180.170.06
2. I did not feel like eating; my appetite was poor.0.570.130.210.08
3. I felt that I could not shake off the blues even with help from my family or friends0.670.100.160.07
4. I felt I was just as good as other people.a0.180.170.300.35
5. I had trouble keeping my mind on what I was doing.0.600.140.150.11
6. I felt depressed.0.380.240.220.17
7. I felt that everything I did was an effort.
8. I felt hopeful about the future.a0.790.120.040.05
9. I thought my life had been a failure.0.760.110.070.06
10. I felt fearful.0.550.210.140.11
11. My sleep was restless.0.530.190.170.10
12. I was happy.a0.390.300.130.17
13. I talked less than usual.0.340.360.190.11
14. I felt lonely.0.420.330.130.12
15. People were unfriendly.0.350.070.120.46
16. I enjoyed life.a0.360.330.120.18
17. I had crying spells.0.860.070.050.02
18. I felt sad.0.480.280.140.10
19. I felt that people dislike me.0.380.110.200.31
20. I could not get “going.”0.630.180.110.08
  1. a Indicates the item was reverse scored