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Table 2 Percentages of various stigmatizing attitudes by age*

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

  Age (Weighted %) X 2 (3) P=
Stigma Item 18-24
n = 548
25-54
n = 1203
55-64
n = 1024
65-74
n = 211
  
People with a problem like (x)'s could snap out of it, if they wanted." 22.0 18.9 12.6 14.0 28.17 <0.005
"A problem like (x)'s is a sign of personal weakness..." 11.5 10.6 7.2 13.7 14.29 n/s
"(x)'s problem is not a real medical illness..." 12.1 7.0 7.0 15.0 26.75 <0.005
"People with a problem like (x)'s are dangerous." 17.8 23.9 20.7 26.4 11.45 n/s
"It is best to a avoid people with a problem like (x)'s..." 5.2 2.7 2.4 4.3 11.48 n/s
"People with a problem like (x)'s are unpredictable..." 45.8 43.5 47.4 52.4 7.31 n/s
"If I had a problem like (x)'s, I would not tell anyone." 10.4 14.5 13.6 17.1 7.96 n/s
"I would not employ someone if I knew they had a problem like (x)'s." 23.8 18.9 23.9 27.7 13.33 n/s
"I would not vote for a politician if I knew they had a problem like (x)'s." 32.7 37.5 42.6 54.4 35.53 <0.001
  1. *Note: The responses "Strongly Agree" and "Agree" have been combined to indicate the presence of stigma. All chi square tests had three degrees of freedom. n/s = not significant.