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Table 2 PCL-C quantified form for frequency of different symptoms (Nā€‰=ā€‰2987)

From: Analysis of prevalence of PTSD and its influencing factors among college students after the Wenchuan earthquake

PCL-C symptoms No. %
Re-experiencing symptoms
1. Having upsetting memories about the trauma 1722 57.6
2. Experiencing bad dreams and nightmares about the event 966 32.3
3. Feeling as if the trauma were happening again 1580 52.9
4. Getting depressed when reminded of the event 1749 58.6
5. Reacting physically (e.g., sweating, heart racing, trouble breathing) when reminded of the trauma 1030 34.5
Avoidance symptoms
6. Avoiding trauma-related feelings, thoughts, or conversations 1017 34.0
7. Avoiding places, activities, or people that reminded you of the traumatic event 917 30.7
8. Trouble recalling important aspects of what happened during the trauma 769 25.7
9. Losing interest in things you used to enjoy 673 22.5
10. Feeling detached from other people 626 21.0
11. Feeling emotionally numb 406 13.6
12. Feeling as if your future will be cut short 791 26.5
Arousal symptoms
13. Difficulty falling or staying asleep 1245 41.7
14. Experiencing irritability or outbursts of anger 1353 45.3
15. Trouble focusing on tasks 1781 59.6
16. Feeling constantly alert or always on the lookout for danger 1463 49.0
17. Difficulty tolerating and/or easily startled by loud noises 1044 35.0