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Table 1 Cut-off points used for classification of mental disorders’ symptoms severity using depression, anxiety, and stress Scale -21 (DASS-21) questionnaire [39]

From: The association between major dietary patterns and severe mental disorders symptoms among a large sample of adults living in central Iran: Baseline data of YaHS-TAMYZ cohort study

Classifications Depression score Anxiety score Stress score
Males Females Males Females Males Females
Absence of disease, Mild and moderate 0-12 0-14 0-11 0-12 0-15 0-17
Severe and very severe ≥13 ≥15 ≥12 ≥13 ≥16 ≥18