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Table 2 Perception about depression among Aykel town residents, North west, Ethiopia 2015 (n = 832)

From: Intention to seek help for depression and associated factors among residents of Aykel town, Northwest Ethiopia: cross-sectional study

VariableFrequencyPercent
Perceived cause of depression
 Psychosocial66880.3
 Physical10312.4
 Spiritual374.4
 Othera222.6
Perceived severity of depression
 Mild759.0
 Moderate11613.9
 Severe31337.6
 Very severe32839.4
Perceived need of treatment for depression
 Yes39147.0
 No44153.0
Appropriate treatment
 Biomedical29535.5
 Traditional657.8
 Otherb313.7
  1. Othera = I do not know
  2. Otherb = I do not know, fulfilling basic needs, refreshing, doing work