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Table 3 Prevalence of Depressive Symptoms Across Age groups

From: Prevalence and correlates of depressive symptoms among high school adolescent girls in southern Uganda

Depressive Symptoms Total Sample (N = 1260)
%(n)
Younger Adolescents:
14–15 years
(n = 718) %(n)
Older Adolescents: 16–17 years
(n = 542) % (n)
Minimal 22.14 (279) 22.70 (163) 21.40 (116)
Mild 31.83 (401) 34.68 (249) 28.04 (152)
Moderate 29.68 (374) 27.16 (195) 33.03 (179)
Severe 16.35 (206) 15.46 (111) 17.53 (95)