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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the sample (n = 1002)

From: Direct and moderating effects of personality on stigma towards mental illness

Group Frequency Percentage
Age (mean, SD) 21.3 3.3
Gender
 Male 290 28.9
 Female 712 71.1
Ethnicity
 Chinese 754 75.3
 Malay 141 14.1
 Indian or others 107 10.7
Highest education attained before current school
 Secondary or below 251 25.1
 Technical education 114 11.4
 A level 428 42.7
 Diploma 81 8.1
 Tertiary 128 12.8
Monthly household income
 Below 2000 241 24.1
 2000-3999 263 26.3
 4000-5999 171 17.1
 6000-9999 146 14.6
 More than 10,000 181 18.1
Type of study program
 Medical 502 50.1
 Nursing 500 49.9
Vignette type
 Schizophrenia 200 20.0
 Depression 200 20.0
 OCD 201 20.1
 Alcohol abuse 200 20.0
 Dementia 201 20.1
Correct identification of vignette
 Yes 755 75.4
 No 247 24.7
Close contact
 Yes 252 25.1
 No 648 64.7
 Don’t know/refuse 102 10.2
Non-close contact
 Yes 338 33.7
 No 615 61.4
 Don’t know/refuse 49 4.9