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Table 2 Commonly reported symptoms among the study participants

From: Chronic mass psychogenic illness among women in Derashe Woreda, Segen Area People Zone, southern Ethiopia: a community based cross-sectional study

Symptoms Number Percent
Breast swelling 73 75.3
Breast pain 94 96.9
Back pain 87 89.7
Headache 81 83.5
Dizziness 88 90.7
Light headedness 39 40.2
Nausea 44 45.4
Abdominal cramps/pain 32 33.0
Cough 39 40.2
Fatigue/weakness 76 78.4
Drowsiness 68 70.1
Fainting/loss of consciousness 29 29.9
Sore or burning throat 34 35.1
Hyperventilation/difficulty of breathing 45 46.4
Chest tightness/pain 90 92.8
Watery or irritated eye 32 33.0
In ability to concentrate/trouble thinking 54 55.7
Vomiting 15 15.5
Diarrhea 9 9.3
Tingling sensation 76 78.4
Numbness/paralysis 67 69.1
Trouble with vision 31 32.0
Anxiety/nervousness 62 63.9
Skin rush/body itching 20 20.6
Tremor 26 26.6
Seizures like symptoms 6 6.2
Other (fever, sweating, loss of appetite, dyspepsia, neck stiffness, neck swelling, fear of death) 19 19.6