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Table 2 Help-seeking behavior of people with depression or alcohol use disorder in the baseline and follow-up surveys

From: Change in treatment coverage and barriers to mental health care among adults with depression and alcohol use disorder: a repeat cross sectional community survey in Nepal

  Depression AUDb
Types of providers Baseline (N = 228)
n (%)a
Follow-up (N = 118)
n (%)
Unadjusted Risk Ratio (95% CI) P-value Baseline N = 96)
n (%)
Follow-up (N = 74)
n (%)
Unadjusted Risk Ratio
(95% CI)
P-value
Receiving treatment in the past year from any providers (Follow-up) 18 (8.5) 13 (11.8) 1.44 (0.68–3.06) 0.337 5 (5.1) 9 (10.3) 2.52 (0.81–7.87) 0.112
Type of service providers
Generalists (e.g. Doctors and PHC workers) (Follow-up) 5 (1.8) 4 (4.2) 1.106 (0.28–3.94) 0.933 2 (1.3) 3 (3.2) 3.97 (0.41–38.25) 0.232
Mental health specialists (e.g. psychiatrists, psychologists) (Follow-up) 9 (3.6) 8 (5.6) 1.18 (0.45–3.05) 0.738 0 1 (1.6)
Others (Traditional healers, religious leaders) (Follow-up) 8 (4.2) 5 (5.2) 0.73 (0.25–2.19) 0.580 4 (4.5) 3 (3.6) 0.99 (0.22–4.44) 0.992
  1. n non-weighted frequency
  2. a %, sample weighted percent;
  3. b includes both men and women