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Table 2 Distribution of psychosocial factors of prisoners at Addis Ababa correction center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 2015 (n = 447)

From: The prevalence and correlates of common mental disorders among prisoners in Addis Ababa: an institution based cross-sectional study

Variables Categories Frequency Percent
Social support Poor 218 48.8
Moderate 162 36.2
Strong 67 15.0
Having a chronic physical disease Yes 65 14.5
No 382 85.5
Seriously illness, injury or assault of a prisoner in last 6 months Yes 93 21.0
No 353 79.0
Death of relative in the last 6 months Yes 37 8.3
No 410 91.7
Break up of friendship or relationship in the last 6 months Yes 77 17.2
No 370 82.8
The financial crisis in the last 6 months Yes 268 60.0
No 179 40.0
Ever diagnosis psychiatric illness Yes 29 6.5
No 418 93.5
A family history of mental illness Yes 38 8.5
No 409 91.5
Problem with police/court in the last 6 months Yes 73 16.3
No 374 83.7
No job before arrested Yes 204 45.6
No 243 54.4
Suffered from violence in the last 6 months Yes 63 14.1
No 384 85.9
Ever convicted Yes 29 6.5
No 418 93.5
How often do you convict Once 23 5.1
Twice 2 0.4
≥ 3 times 3 0.7