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Table 3 Frequency distribution of the participant’s answers for OCI-R score items

From: Prevalence of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) among Iraqi undergraduate medical students in time of COVID-19 pandemic

Questions Not at all A little Moderately A lot Extremely
No. (%) No. (%) No. (%) No. (%) No. (%)
I have saved up so many things that they get in the way. 592 (36) 559 (34) 343 (20.9) 138 (8.4) 12 (0.7)
I check things more often than necessary. 102 (6.2) 409 (24.9) 482 (29.3) 481 (29.3) 170 (10.3)
I get upset if objects are not arranged properly. 158 (9.6) 389 (23.7) 424 (25.8) 505 (30.7) 168 (10.2)
I feel compelled to count while I am doing things. 751 (45.7) 382 (23.2) 283 (17.2) 189 (11.5) 39 (2.4)
I find it difficult to touch an object when I know it has been touched by strangers or certain people. 557 (33.9) 538 (32.7) 280 (17) 189 (11.5) 80 (4.9)
I find it difficult to control my own thoughts. 267 (16.2) 491 (29.9) 334 (20.3) 358 (21.8) 194 (11.8)
I collect things I do not need. 571 (34.7) 568 (34.5) 319 (19.4) 158 (9.6) 28 (1.7)
I repeatedly check doors, windows, drawers, etc. 512 (31.1) 486 (29.6) 344 (20.9) 214 (13) 88 (5.4)
I get upset if others change the way I have arranged things. 197 (12) 454 (27.6) 328 (20) 451 (27.4) 214 (13)
I feel I have to repeat certain numbers. 933 (56.8) 350 (21.3) 229 (13.9) 97 (5.9) 35 (2.1)
I sometimes have to wash or clean myself simply because I feel contaminated. 449 (27.3) 483 (29.4) 393 (23.9) 236 (14.4) 83 (5)
I am upset by unpleasant thoughts that come into my mind against my will. 159 (9.7) 378 (23) 255 (15.5) 502 (30.5) 350 (21.3)
I avoid throwing things away because I am afraid I might need them later. 275 (16.7) 439 (26.7) 469 (28.5) 352 (21.4) 109 (6.6)
I repeatedly check gas and water taps and light switches after turning them off. 622 (37.8) 478 (29.1) 282 (17.2) 185 (11.3) 77 (4.7)
I need things to be arranged in a particular way. 252 (15.3) 460 (28) 520 (31.6) 332 (20.2) 80 (4.9)
I feel that there are good and bad numbers. 737 (44.8) 358 (21.8) 288 (17.5) 189 (11.5) 72 (4.4)
I wash my hands more often and longer than necessary. 614 (37.3) 425 (25.9) 408 (24.8) 140 (8.5) 57 (3.5)
I frequently get nasty thoughts and have difficulty in getting rid of them. 183 (11.1) 464 (28.2) 308 (18.7) 407 (24.8) 282 (17.2)