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Table 2 Findings for different categories on the DASS-21 and IES-R during the COVID-19 outbreak in total cohort and their gender differences

From: Mental health symptoms among the nurses of Bangladesh during the COVID-19 pandemic

Grades of symptoms Overall, N (%) Gender, N (%)  
Male Female χ2 p-value
Depression  
 Normal 271 (49.5) 102 (54.8) 169 (46.8) 10.258  
 Mild 84 (15.4) 35 (18.8) 49 (13.6)  
 Moderate 116 (21.2) 31 (16.7) 85 (23.5) 0.036*
 Severe 35 (6.4) 9 (4.8) 26 (7.2)  
 Extremely severe 41 (7.5) 9 (4.8) 32 (8.9)  
Anxiety  
 Normal 264 (48.3) 115 (61.8) 149 (41.3) 29.503  
 Mild 49 (9.0) 21 (11.3) 28 (7.8)  
 Moderate 117 (21.4) 25 (13.4) 92 (25.5) <0.001*
 Severe 35 (6.4) 6 (3.2) 29 (8.0)  
 Extremely severe 82 (15.0) 19 (10.2) 63 (17.5)  
Stress  
 Normal 319 (58.3) 124 (66.7) 195 (54.0) 12.841  
 Mild 66 (12.1) 23 (12.4) 43 (11.9)  
 Moderate 75 (13.7) 21 (11.3) 54 (15.0) 0.012*
 Severe 51 (9.3) 8 (4.3) 43 (11.9)  
 Extremely severe 36 (6.6) 10 (5.4) 26 (7.2)  
Impact of event  
 Normal 209 (38.2) 98 (52.7) 111 (30.7) 29.183 <0.001*
 Mild 113 (20.7) 35 (18.8) 78 (21.6)
 Moderate 49 (9.0) 16 (8.6) 33 (9.1)
 Severe 176 (32.2) 37 (19.9) 139 (38.5)
  1. Chi-square test was applied to determine the difference of each distress between genders
  2. χ2 chi-squared value
  3. *Significant at p <0.05