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Table 1 Characteristics of adolescent girls and young women by Common Mental Disorder status

From: Common mental disorders and HIV status in the context of DREAMS among adolescent girls and young women in rural KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

  n % of all % with probable CMD
Age group
 13–14 459 21.1 11.8
 15–17 685 31.5 19.0
 18–19 473 21.8 25.8
 20–22 555 25.6 31.9
Occupation
 Neither in school nor employed 509 23.5 28.7
 In school 1633 75.3 20.1
 Employed 28 1.3 25.0
Socio-economic status
 Lowest third 723 35.1 21.3
 Middle third 741 35.9 21.6
 Highest third 598 29.0 23.1
Urbanicity
 Rural 1382 64.2 20.0
 Peri-urban/urban 771 35.8 26.2
Food insecurities
 No 1494 68.8 18.7
 Yes 678 31.2 29.9
Has cellphone
 No 795 36.6 15.6
 Yes 1376 63.4 26.1
Migrated ever since age 13
 Never 1771 81.5 20.6
 Within PIPSA 201 9.3 26.9
 External migration 200 9.2 32.5
Ever been or currently pregnant
 No 1570 74.0 18.3
 Yes 553 26.0 31.8
Knows own HIV status
 No 1192 55.1 18.2
 Yes 970 44.9 27.3
HIV status
 Seronegative 1789 82.7 21.1
 Seropositive 233 10.7 33.5
 Unknown 150 6.9 18.7
Ever experienced gender-based violence
 No 1404 64.6 18.4
 Yes 768 35.4 29.3
Ever drunk alcohol
 Never 1645 75.9 19.3
 Ever but not last month 310 14.3 28.1
 Drank last month 211 9.7 37.0
Community-level DREAMS interventions used
 None 643 29.6 25.0
 One 652 30.0 22.9
 Two 378 17.4 21.4
 Three or more 499 23.0 18.4
Individual-level DREAMS interventions used
 None 756 34.8 15.5
 One 767 35.3 22.8
 Two 401 18.5 26.4
 Three or more 248 11.4 34.3
  1. CMD Common mental disorders. Total sample is 2172. P-values for χ2 tests of equality of proportion with CMD across all categories of a variable