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Table 2 Level of psychological distress among the study participants

From: Factors associated with psychological distress, fear and coping strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia

Anxiety and Depression Checklist (K10) (last 4 weeks) Total, n(%)
About how often did you feel tired out for no good reason? 546
 None 156 (28.6)
 A little 118 (21.6)
 Sometime 184 (33.7)
 Most of the time 72 (13.2)
 All the time 16 (2.9)
About how often did you feel nervous? 547
 None 127 (23.2)
 A little 157 (28.7)
 Sometime 185 (33.8)
 Most of the time 70 (12.8)
 All the time 8 (1.5)
About how often did you feel so nervous that nothing could calm you down? 546
 None 357 (65.4)
 A little 96 (16.4)
 Sometime 76 (13.9)
 Most of the time 16 (2.9)
 All the time 1 (0.2)
About how often did you feel hopeless? 547
 None 258 (47.2)
 A little 151 (27.6)
 Sometime 98 (17.9)
 Most of the time 35 (6.4)
 All the time 5 (0.9)
About how often did you feel restless or fidgety? 547
 None 178 (32.5)
 A little 177 (32.4)
 Sometime 138 (25.2)
 Most of the time 49 (9.0)
 All the time 5 (0.9)
About how often did you feel so restless you could not sit still? 547
 None 341 (62.3)
 A little 117 (21.4)
 Sometime 73 (13.3)
 Most of the time 15 (2.7)
 All the time 1 (0.2)
About how often did you feel so depressed? 546
 None 200 (36.6)
 A little 172 (31.5)
 Sometime 122 (22.3)
 Most of the time 42 (7.7)
 All the time 10 (1.8)
About how often did you feel that everything was an effort? 546
 None 179 (32.8)
 A little 162 (29.7)
 Sometime 119 (21.8)
 Most of the time 73 (13.4)
 All the time 13 (2.4)
About how often did you feel so sad that nothing could cheer you up? 546
 None 297 (54.4)
 A little 149 (27.3)
 Sometime 74 (13.6)
 Most of the time 23 (4.2)
 All the time 3 (0.5)
About how often did you feel worthless? 547
 None 328 (60.0)
 A little 116 (21.2)
 Sometime 70 (12.8)
 Most of the time 28 (5.1)
 All the time 5 (0.9)
K10 score (total) 547
 Mean (±SD) 19.6 (7.6)
 Range 10 to 45
Level of psychological distress (K10 categories) 547
 Low (score 10–15) 205 (37.5)
 Moderate (score 16–21) 160 (29.3)
 High (score 22–29) 111 (20.3)
 Very high (score 30–50) 71 (13.0)