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Table 3 The association between mental health symptoms and the presence of a positive response on the Woman Abuse Screening Tool-Short form (WAST-Short).

From: Abuse and mental disorders among women at walk-in clinics in Trinidad: A cross-sectional study

  Positive response on WAST-Short Positive response on WAST-Short p-value*
  Yes
N (%)
No
N (%)
 
Would like to cut down on alcohol use    0.011
Yes 16 (64.0) 9 (36.0)  
No 157 (38.6) 250 (61.4)  
Possible depression    0.001**
Major depression 23 (69.7) 10 (30.3)  
No depression 117 (31.3) 206 (68.7)  
Other depressive disorder 33 (44.0) 42 (58.0)  
Suicidal ideation    0.018
Yes 12 (66.7) 6 (33.3)  
No 161 (38.9) 253 (61.1)  
Possible somatization    0.014
Yes 59 (48.8) 62 (51.2)  
No 114 (36.7) 197 (63.3)  
Possible anxiety disorder    0.072
Yes 14 (56.0) 11 (44.0)  
No 159 (39.1) 248 (60.9)  
Possible Post Traumatic Stress Disorder    0.001**
Not Bothered*** 113 (35.1) 209 (64.9)  
Bothered a little 38 (58.5) 27 (41.5)  
Bothered a lot 22 (48.9) 23 (51.1)  
Reported physical or sexual abuse in the past year    < 0.001
  25 (71.4) 10 (28.6)  
Yes 148 (37.3) 249 (62.7)  
No    
  1. *Fisher's exact test
  2. ** Pearson Chi-square
  3. *** About something terrible that has happened in the past.