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Table 2 Perceived psychological distress due to COVID-19

From: Self-reported psychological distress during the COVID-19 outbreak in Nepal: findings from an online survey

Background characteristics Moderate/severe psychological distress N
Restlessness (%) Fearfulness (%) Anxiety and worry (%) Sadness (%)
Sex      
 Male 17.7 16.9 34.6 27.7 1400
 Female 20.0 21.3 37.3 31.4 614
Age group      
 Less than 25 years 20.7 24.4 39.5 35.0 266
 25–30 years 18.2 16.1 35.5 30.1 572
 31–35 years 17.6 18.1 35.5 28.2 476
 36–40 years 21.8 20.5 40.7 30.4 312
 Above 40 years 15.5 15.5 28.1 22.4 388
Marital status      
 Unmarried 20.4 18.3 37.5 32.6 608
 Married 17.6 18.2 34.5 27.2 1406
Children under 2 years and pregnancy in the household      
 Pregnancy only 18.5 20.2 35.3 26.9 119
 Children under 2 years only 20.0 17.1 39.7 30.0 350
 Pregnancy and children under 2 years 21.4 19.3 37.9 33.6 140
 Neither 17.7 18.2 34.1 28.3 1405
Current residence      
 Own house 16.7 17.4 31.3 26.3 1277
 Rented room/house 21.4 19.7 42.6 33.2 737
Occupation      
 Agriculture/labour/household work 32.6 26.4 54.4 40.4 193
 Service 13.8 15.9 30.9 25.0 724
 Business 24.4 20.7 31.1 31.7 164
 Health worker 13.3 14.5 28.0 22.4 407
 Student 23.4 22.3 41.7 38.1 278
 Other 19.8 18.5 41.5 29.4 248
Family monthly income      
 Less than 10,000 32.7 29.0 54.7 44.1 245
 10,000–20,000 22.1 21.5 48.6 37.3 475
 20,001–50,000 14.1 15.7 30.3 26.7 753
 Above 50,000 14.8 14.0 22.2 17.6 541
Province      
 Province 1 19.1 18.0 38.8 30.9 178
 Province 2 27.2 32.5 51.7 41.7 151
 Bagmati Province (only Capital city) 17.7 16.6 35.5 27.4 752
 Bagmati Province (excluding Capital city) 14.0 12.1 31.8 24.7 215
 Gandaki Province 17.4 20.3 32.6 28.0 207
 Province 5 20.8 22.0 26.6 31.4 159
 Karnali Province 23.1 23.6 35.2 34.1 182
 Sudurpashchim Province 12.9 8.8 35.2 20.0 170
Ecological zone      
 Hill/mountain 12.6 16.9 35.0 28.1 1341
 Terai 20.1 21.0 36.3 30.3 673
Total 18.4 18.2 35.4 28.8 2014
  1. Only the percentage of individuals having distress has been included in the table