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Table 2 Illness related characteristic of cardiovascular patients in outpatient cardiac clinic JUTH south west Ethiopia, December 2014

From: Help-seeking behaviour for depressive disorders among adult cardiovascular outpatient cardiac clinic Jimma University Teaching Hospital, Jimma, South-West Ethiopia: crosssectional study

Factors Frequency (n = 33 9) Percent
History of suicidal thought
 Yes 24 7.1
 No 315 92.9
Suicidal ideation
 Yes 41 12.1
 No 298 87.9
Comorbidity other than heart disease
 Yes 168 49.6
 No 174 50.4
Diagnosis
 HHD 118 34.8
 IHDa 95 28.0
 Cardiomyopathy 48 14.2
 VHD/RF 34 10.0
 DHD 29 8.6
 Cor-plumonary 10 2.9
 Othersb 5 1.5
Duration of CVD disease
 < 1 year 82 24.2
 1–3 years 90 26.5
 4–5 years 70 20.6
 6–7 years 44 13.0
 ≥ 7 years 53 15.6
  1. HHD—hypertensive related heart disease, VHD—vulvular heart diseases, and RF—heart disease due to rheumatic fever and DHD—diabetic related heart disease
  2. a Ischemic heart disease (IHD), acute coronary syndrome, myocardial infarction and angina
  3. Othersb arrhythmia and thyrotoxicosis