Table 2

Demographic characteristics and psychological morbidities among university students
Variables (N = 2551) Frequency Percentage
Sex Female 574 22.8%
Male 1940 77.2%
Age 15-19 134 5.3%
20-24 2243 88.6%
25 + 156 6.2%
Perceived Stress Scale 1st quartile 747 29.3%
Mean Score (SD) = 16.3(5.9) 2nd quartile 587 23.0%
3rd quartile 649 25.4%
4th quartile 568 22.3%
Depression Normal 1257 49.3%
Mean score (SD) = 10.6(8.6) Mild 392 15.4%
Moderate 583 22.9%
Severe 200 7.8%
Extremely severe 119 4.7%
Anxiety Normal 1182 42.0%
Mean score (SD) = 10.1(8.1) Mild 271 9.6%
Moderate 628 22.3%
Severe 319 11.3%
Extremely severe 417 14.8%
Stress Normal 1687 66.1%
Mean Score (SD) = 12.4(8.0) Mild 400 15.7%
Moderate 297 11.6%
Severe 130 5.1%
Extremely severe 37 1.5%

Lemma et al.

Lemma et al. BMC Psychiatry 2012 12:237   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-12-237

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