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Table 3 Percentages of various stigmatizing attitudes by educational levels*

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

  Education (Weighted %) χ 2 (2) P=
Stigma Item High School or less
n = 971
College or Technical School attended
n = 1002
University
Attended
n = 1006
  
People with a problem like (x)'s could snap out of it, if they wanted." 22.8 15.3 13.0 37.15 <0.001
"A problem like (x)'s is a sign of personal weakness..." 13.0 9.6 6.8 21.84 <0.005
"(x)'s problem is not a real medical illness..." 13.5 6.1 5.9 47.25 <0.001
"People with a problem like (x)'s are dangerous." 27.8 23.1 14.9 48.45 <0.001
"It is best to a avoid people with a problem like (x)'s..." 4.4 2.8 2.3 8.10 n/s
"People with a problem like (x)'s are unpredictable..." 53.0 46.1 38.7 40.23 <0.001
"If I had a problem like (x)'s, I would not tell anyone." 13.3 13.3 14.2 0.45 n/s
"I would not employ someone if I knew they had a problem like (x)'s." 24.9 21.1 20.5 6.39 n/s
"I would not vote for a politician if I knew they had a problem like (x)'s." 43.1 40.3 35.1 13.45 n/s
  1. *Note: The responses "Strongly Agree" and "Agree" have been combined to indicate the presence of stigma. All chi square tests had two degrees of freedom. n/s = not significant.