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Table 2 Perception regarding the causes of schizophrenia among Feresbet district residents, December 1st, 2016 to February 1st, 2017 (n = 952)

From: Perception regarding the causes of schizophrenia and associated factors among Feresbet district residents: a community based study

Possible Perceived cause Yes No
Frequency Percentage Frequency Percentage
Work load 169 17.8 783 82.2
Financial difficulties 111 11.7 841 88.3
Bad methods of upbraiding 90 9.5 862 90.5
Problems in study 71 7.5 881 92.5
Illness/or death of family member 109 11.4 736 77.3
Conflict among relatives 58 6.1 894 93.9
Social environment 45 4.7 907 95.3
Other social causes 27 2.8 925 97.2
Cultural influence 37 3.9 915 96.1
Personality problem 53 5.6 899 94.4
Too much thinking 501 52.6 451 47.4
Alcohol/ drug misuse 271 28.5 682 71.5
Low educational level 19 2.00 933 98.00
Conflict in non-family relation 47 4.9 905 95.1
Marital quarrels 78 8.2 874 91.8
Conflict with spouse 77 8.1 875 91.9
Conflict with in law 16 1.7 936 98.3
Conflict with other relatives 24 2.5 928 97.5
Heredity factor 86 9.00 866 91.00
Stress 186 19.5 766 80.5
Fatigue 20 2.1 932 97.9
Other physical illness 30 3.2 922 96.8
Head injury 144 15.1 808 84.9
biological deficiency 21 2.2 931 97.8
Menses 4 0.4 948 99.6
Fate 51 5.4 901 94.6
Attention seeking behavior 42 4.4 910 95.6
Evil sprit 680 71.4 272 28.6
Evil eye 30 3.2 922 96.8
Goodwill 516 54.2 436 45.8
Witchcraft 580 60.9 372 39.1
Magic 59 6.2 893 93.8
Curse 294 3.9 658 96.1
Punishment for sins 600 62.8 352 37.2
Others (failure in love) 5 0.45 947 99.55