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Table 4 Percentages of various stigmatizing attitudes by immigration status*

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

  Immigration Status
(Weighted %)
χ 2 (1) P=
Stigma Item Born in Canada
n = 2599
Not Born in Canada
n = 387
People with a problem like (x)'s could snap out of it, if they wanted." 15.1 29.6 50.12 <0.001
"A problem like (x)'s is a sign of personal weakness..." 7.3 26.0 136.11 <0.001
"(x)'s problem is not a real medical illness..." 7.2 17.6 46.65 <0.001
"People with a problem like (x)'s are dangerous." 21.7 22.7 0.19 n/s
"It is best to a avoid people with a problem like (x)'s..." 2.3 9.0 50.97 <0.001
"People with a problem like (x)'s are unpredictable..." 45.3 46.4 2.24 n/s
"If I had a problem like (x)'s, I would not tell anyone." 14.0 11.5 1.81 n/s
"I would not employ someone if I knew they had a problem like (x)'s." 21.6 26.0 3.70 n/s
"I would not vote for a politician if I knew they had a problem like (x)'s." 38.3 47.5 11.91 <0.005
  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.