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Table 2 In prisoner related characteristics of prisoners imprisoned in selected correctional institution of Northwest Amhara, Ethiopia

From: Status of perceived social support and its associated factors among inmate prisoners in Northwest Amhara, Ethiopia

Explanatory variables Frequency (%)
Type of prisoner
 Life sentenced prisoner 138 (21.3)
 Other than life Sentenced prisoner 511 (78.7)
Frequency of conduct religious practice
 Always 308 (47.5)
 Sometimes 229 (35.3)
 Never 112 (17.3)
Participate in income generating
 Yes 389 (59.9)
 No 260 (40.1)
Did you have a job before you become prisoner
 Yes 467 (72.0)
 No 182 (28.0)
Did you felt happy with your life until you become prisoner
 Yes 567 (87.4)
 No 82 (12.6)
Do you have a friend in the prison
 Yes 407 (62.7)
 No 242 (37.3)
Had you been discriminated because of your imprisonment
 Yes 283 (43.6)
 No 365 (56.4)
How often you feel guilty
 Always 354 (54.5)
 Sometimes 105 (16.2)
 Never 190 (29.3)
Perceived magnitude of mistake committed
 Hard 304 (46.8)
 Medium 152 (23.4)
 Low 193 (29.7)
Did you believe on the crime you have committed
 Yes 267 (41.1)
 No 313 (48.2)
 I don’t have any idea 69 (10.6)
Is the year you penalized is in line with your mistake
 Yes 30 (4.6)
 No 557 (85.8)
 I don’t have any idea 62 (9.6)
Satisfaction with the care you obtain
 Satisfied 65 (10)
 Medium satisfaction 580 (89.4)
 Low satisfaction 4 (0.6)
Had previous psychiatric problem
 Yes 92 (14.2)
 No 557 (85.8)
Family history of mental illness
 Yes 84 (12.9)
 No 565 (87.1)
Did you use chat, shisha or cigarette smoking habit
 Yes 118 (18.2)
 No 531 (81.8)