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Table 1 Percentages of various stigmatizing attitudes overall and by gender*

From: Descriptive epidemiology of stigma against depression in a general population sample in Alberta

Stigma Item Overall
n = 2987
Gender
(Weighted %)
χ 2 (1) P=
   Male
n = 1525
Female
n = 1462
  
People with a problem like (x)'s could snap out of it, if they wanted." 17.00 23.4 10.3 90.48 <0.001
"A problem like (x)'s is a sign of personal weakness..." 9.8 13.6 5.9 50.64 <0.001
"(x)'s problem is not a real medical illness..." 8.5 11.3 5.7 29.64 <0.001
"People with a problem like (x)'s are dangerous." 21.9 22.2 21.5 0.23 n/s
"It is best to a avoid people with a problem like (x)'s..." 3.2 4.8 1.4 29.08 <0.001
"People with a problem like (x)'s are unpredictable..." 45.9 57.8 42.2 15.63 <0.005
"If I had a problem like (x)'s, I would not tell anyone." 13.6 16.1 11.1 16.07 <0.001
"I would not employ someone if I knew they had a problem like (x)'s." 22.1 29.1 14.7 87.68 <0.001
"I would not vote for a politician if I knew they had a problem like (x)'s." 39.5 48.4 30.2 102.02 <0.001
  1. *Note: The responses "Strongly Agree" and "Agree" have been combined to indicate the presence of stigma. All chi square tests had one degree of freedom. n/s = not significant