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Table 3 Knowledge about mental health conditions for legal abortion after 12 weeks of pregnancy

From: Providers’ perspectives on denial of abortion care in Nepal: a cross sectional study

Mental health conditions Physicians (N = 36) Mid-level Providers (N = 70) Total (N = 106)
Yes without probing (%) Yes with probing (%) No/DK (%) Yes without probing (%) Yes with probing(%) No/DK (%) Yes without probing (%) Yes with probing (%) No/DK (%)
Difficulty falling asleep 14 31 69 4 29 71 8 29 71
Always sleepy or falls asleep all the time 14 25 75 3 14 86 7 18 82
Lethargic and less energetic 11 25 75 3 11 89 6 16 84
Feels guilty or worthless all the time 6 56 44 1 23 77 3 34 66
Problems concentrating, carefully thinking or making decisions 11 44 56 6 27 73 8 33 67
Excited, restless or irritated 8 39 61 6 20 80 7 26 74
Hesitation participating in recreational activities 3 22 78 7 93 1 12 88
Feeling that life has become meaningless and support less 11 56 44 6 29 71 8 38 62
Feeling unable to take care of other child(ren) financially, mentally and physically 28 47 53 10 34 66 16 39 61
Believes baby will affect her education and professional career 6 14 86 16 84 2 15 85
Believes pregnancy is result of her extramarital affair 3 33 67 33 67 1 33 67
Knew any three or more mental health conditions (out of 11 listed above) 19 56 44 4 37 63 9 43 57