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Table 1 Percentages (%) of students in each grade with symptoms and anxiety and depression*

From: Symptoms of anxiety and depression in adolescent students; a perspective from Sri Lanka

Grade Percentages (%)
  No depression Mild depression Severe depression No anxiety Mild Anxiety Severe Anxiety
Grade 9
(n - 101)
63.4 15.8 18.8 13.9 62.4 21.8
Grade 10 (n - 150) 74.0 14.0 10.0 12.7 64.7 21.3
Grade 11
(n - 131)
47.3 26.0 25.2 8.4 51.1 40.5
Grade 12
(n - 35)
65.7 11.4 22.9 2.8 68.6 28.6
Grade 13
(n - 28)
64.3 7.1 28.6 14.3 53.6 32.1
  1. *Seven (1.6%) and four (0.9%) students did not complete the depression and anxiety questionnaires respectively. Grades 9,10,11,12,13 corresponds to ages 14,15,16,17 and 18 respectively.
  2. The cut off values for CESD scale and the anxiety screening test are as follows;
  3. Score of CES - D scale: less than 15; no depression, 16-21; mild depression, more than 21; possibility of severe depression[5]
  4. Score of anxiety screening test: 0; no anxiety, 1-4; mild anxiety, 5-10; severe anxiety[4]