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Table 2 Distribution of problems associated with erratic power supply from the generalized anxiety disorder 7-item (GAD-7) scale

From: Erratic electricity supply (Dumsor) and anxiety disorders among university students in Ghana: a cross sectional study

Rate of experiencing the effect erratic power supply Problems associated with erratic power supply n (%)
Feeling nervous, anxious or on edge (N = 645) Not able to stop or control worrying (N = 643) Worrying too much about different things (N = 644) Trouble relaxing (N = 641) Restless to the extent that it is hard to sit still (N = 646) Easily annoyed or irritable (N = 646) Feeling afraid as if something awful might happen (N = 647)
Not at all sure 174 (26.9) 205 (31.9) 158 (24.5) 126 (19.7) 184 (28.8) 211 (32.7) 313 (48.4)
Several days 196 (30.4) 174 (27.1) 220 (34.2) 195 (30.4) 178 (27.8) 174 (26.9) 144 (22.3)
Over half day 107 (16.6) 120 (18.7) 111 (17.2) 121 (18.9) 118 (18.4) 111 (17.2) 89 (13.8)
Nearly daily 168 (25.8) 144 (22.4) 155 (24.1) 199 (31.1) 150 (24.8) 150 (23.22) 101 (15.6)
  1. n (%) represent frequency and percent frequency, N represent the number of students that responded to that particular question