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Table 5 Stressful Life Events among n = 422 Women’s Development Army leaders and members, rural Amhara, 2015

From: Volunteers in Ethiopia’s women’s development army are more deprived and distressed than their neighbors: cross-sectional survey data from rural Ethiopia

  1–30 Leaders (n = 73) 1–5 Leaders (n = 142) 1–5 Members (n = 207) P-values
Household debt, % 53.4 48.6 38.6 0.093
Serious illness, % 42.5 35.9 38.2 0.404
No money at all in past year, % 42.5 45.8 35.7 0.676
Death of close family, spouse, or friend, % 28.8 24.6 22.7 0.340
Subject to local gossip, % 28.8 17.6 16.4 0.019
Major crop loss or damage, % 24.7 24.6 18.8 0.516
No land at all, % 9.6 7.7 10.1 0.910
Unusually difficult pregnancy or birth, % 9.6 6.3 6.3 0.312
Abuse/serious problem from a man, % 6.8 4.2 2.9 0.190
Observed fight/accident with severe injury, % 6.8 1.4 3.9 0.153
Unwanted pregnancy, % 5.5 2.8 3.4 0.306
Unusually difficult/troublesome child, % 5.5 4.9 4.3 0.762
Serious injury, % 4.1 1.4 0.5 0.067
Unable to access health care when very sick, % 4.1 2.8 6.3 1.000
Land dispute or taken away, % 2.7 2.1 2.4 0.686
Person or house robbed, % 0 2.1 1 0.593
Number of stressful life events, mean (range) 2.7 (0–7) 2.3 (0–7) 2.1 (0–8) 0.007