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Table 5 Mental health care structures

From: Depression and experience of incarceration in North Central Nigeria: a situation analysis at Makurdi medium security prison

Variables Frequency Percent (%)
Medical history taken on admission in prison
 Yes 67 17.6
 No 314 82.4
Mental health problem prior to incarceration
 Yes 8 2.1
 No 373 97.9
On treatment for mental or emotional problem at the time of incarceration
 Yes 6 1.6
 No 375 98.4
Current mental health problem
 Yes 27 7.1
 No 354 92.9
Diagnosed with depression by prison authorities
 Yes 15 3.9
 No 366 96.1
Depressive disorder using PHQ9
 Not depressed 237 62.2
 Depressed 144 37.8
On medication for a mental or emotional problem since incarceration
 Yes 4 1.0
 No 377 99.0
Counseling by a trained professional since admission in prison
 Yes 26 6.8
 No 355 93.2
Satisfaction with Healthcare provided
 Yes 183 48.0
 No 198 52.0