TABLE 3

Proportion Who Responded Positively to Each Item on the PHQ-9A or the ASQ

Question No.aQuestionPercent Positive (N = 803), %
PHQ-9A
 1“Feeling down, depressed, irritable, or hopeless”16.9
 2“Little interest or pleasure in doing things”23.4
 3“Trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or sleeping too much”32.5
 4“Poor appetite, weight loss, or overeating”16.1
 5“Feeling tired, or having little energy”21.9
 6“Feeling bad about yourself or feeling that you are a failure or that you have let yourself or your family down”18.8
 7“Trouble concentrating on things like school work, reading, or watching TV”20.7
 8“Moving or speaking so slowly that other people could have noticed? Or the opposite: being so fidgety or restless that you have been moving around a lot more than usual”9.2
 9“Thoughts that you would be better off dead or of hurting yourself in some way”21.2
“In the past year, have you felt depressed or sad most days, even if you felt OK sometimes?”43.6b
“Has there been a time in the past month when you have had serious thoughts about ending your life?”12.1b
“Have you EVER, in your WHOLE LIFE, tried to kill yourself or make a suicide attempt”13.0c
ASQ
 1“In the past few weeks, have you wished you were dead?”9.8d
 2“In the past few weeks, have you felt that you or your family would be better off if you were dead?”9.8b
 3“In the past week, have you been having thoughts about killing yourself?”5.3e
 4“Have you ever tried to kill yourself?”11.7f
  • a The PHQ-9A has 9 numbered questions followed by additional unnumbered questions. There are versions of the PHQ-9A with differing numerical order of the same questions. The ASQ has 4 questions. Both the PHQ-9A and the ASQ have an additional question regarding severity that is only completed when a prior question is positive, as described in the Results.

  • b 1 non-respondent.

  • c 3 non-respondents.

  • d 4 non-respondents.

  • e 5 non-respondents.

  • f 9 non-respondents.