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Table 3 Multiple symptoms of psychological distress during COVID-19

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

Background characteristics At least one symptom (restlessness/fearfulness/anxiety and worry/sadness) (%) N Two or more symptoms (restlessness/fearfulness/anxiety and worry/sadness) (%) N
Sex     
 Male 48.2 1400 30.7 1400
 Female 53.7 614 35.5 614
Age group     
 Less than 25 years 58.6 266 39.8 266
 25–30 years 51.6 572 33.6 572
 31–35 years 48.1 476 30.9 476
 36–40 years 51.9 312 34.9 312
 Above 40 years 42.0 388 24.2 388
Marital status     
 Unmarried 53.6 608 36.5 608
 Married 48.3 1406 30.3 1406
Children under 2 years and pregnancy in the household     
 Pregnancy only 54.0 119 32.0 119
 Children under 2 years only 52.0 350 35.0 350
 Pregnancy and children under 2 years 48.0 140 31.0 140
 Neither 49.0 1405 31.0 1405
Current residence     
 Own house 46.0 1277 28.9 1277
 Rented room/house 56.7 737 37.9 737
Occupation     
 Agriculture/labour/household work 68.9 193 49.7 193
 Service 45.2 724 26.5 724
 Business 48.2 164 32.9 164
 Health worker 39.1 407 22.6 407
 Student 60.8 278 43.5 278
 Other 55.6 248 37.5 248
Family monthly income     
 Less than 10,000 71.8 245 57.1 245
 10,000–20,000 62.5 475 42.7 475
 20,001–50,000 45.2 753 25.9 753
 Above 50,000 35.5 541 20.3 541
Province     
 Province 1 53.4 178 35.4 178
 Province 2 66.2 151 48.3 151
 Bagmati Province (only Capital city) 48.8 752 31.6 752
 Bagmati Province (excluding Capital city) 40.6 170 22.4 170
 Gandaki Province 46.5 215 24.2 215
 Province 5 44.9 207 28.0 207
 Karnali Province 53.5 159 37.1 159
 Sudurpashchim Province 52.7 182 36.8 182
Ecological zone     
 Hill/mountain 49.2 1341 30.8 1341
 Terai 51.3 673 34.8 673
Total 49.9 2014 32.2 2014
  1. Only the percentage of individuals having distress has been included in the table