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Table 5 Magnitude of anxiety on prisoners in the correctional institutions of Arba Minch and Jinka town, Southern Ethiopia, 2021

From: Anxiety and its associated factors among inmates in ARBA Minch and JINKA town, southern Ethiopia

Variables (n = 618) Categories n (%)
Not at all Several days Nearly half the days Every day
Feeling nervous, anxious or on edge 239 (38.7) 166 (26.9) 135 (21.8) 78 (12.6)
Not being able to stop or control worrying 292 (47.2) 147 (23.8) 99 (16.0) 80 (12.9)
Worrying too much about different things 265 (42.9) 157 (25.4) 116 (18.8) 80 (12.9)
Trouble relaxing 291 (47.1) 152 (24.6) 81 (13.1) 94 (15.2)
Being so restless that it is hard to sit still 340 (55.0) 129 (20.9) 68 (11.0) 81 (13.1)
Becoming easily annoyed or irritable 228 (36.9) 152 (24.6) 139 (22.5) 99 (16.0)
Feeling afraid as if something awful might happen 287 (46.4) 132 (21.4) 103 (16.7) 96 (15.5)