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Table 2 Psychological distress and caregiver status by age and sex, Thai Cohort Study 2009

From: Psychological distress and mental health of Thai caregivers

Kessler-6 psychological distress N = 60,569 Column (%) by caregiver status
  Males Females
  Non Part-time Full-time Non Part-time Full-time
Kessler 6 items (reported ‘all’ or ‘most of the time’)
  Worthless 1.1 1.2 1.7 1.7 1.8 2.5
  Hopeless 1.3 1.6 1.9 2.0 2.4 3.5
  So sad nothing can cheer up 1.2 1.2 2.1 1.8 2.5 3.4
  Restless and fidgety 2.4 2.7 3.9 3.8 4.2 5.5
  Nervous 4.2 4.5 6.3 6.7 7.7 9.4
  Everything was an effort 26.9 31.8 38.3 22.4 25.3 29.4
Overall K-6 psychological distress (a maximum of 24)
  High psychological distress (score 13) 4.2 4.8 6.2 5.7 7.3 8.5