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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the respondents (N = 200)

From: Depression literacy among Australians of Chinese-speaking background in Melbourne, Australia

  Item N %
Gender Male 61 30.5
  female 139 69.5
Age   Mean age = 49.2 Range = 19 to 78 years old  
Education Primary school 6 3
  Secondary school 23 11.5
  Senior secondary school 57 28.5
  Diploma 48 24
  Bachelor's degree 38 19
  Master's degree or higher 12 6
  Unknown 16 8
Living in Australia (months)   Mean stay = 125 months Range = 1 to 456 months  
Place of origin China 86 43
  Hong Kong 64 32
  Vietnam 13 6.5
  Singapore/Malaysia 18 9
  Taiwan 16 8
  Other 3 1.5
Marital status Single 24 12
  Married 132 66
  Widow 13 3.5
  Divorced 24 11
  Cohabitating 7 7.5
Personal income per year 0-20000 112 56
  20001-40000 36 18
  40001-60000 17 8.5
  60001-80000 9 4.5
  over 80001 2 1
  Unknown 24 12
Language Cantonese 136 68
  Putonghua/Mandarin 52 26
  Hakka 4 2
  Chiu Chou 3 1.5
  Other 5 2.5
English ability Very poor 30 15
  Poor 63 31.5
  Average 82 41
  Good 18 9
  Very good 7 3.5
Employment Full time 40 20
  Part time 41 20.5
  Seeking employment 37 18.5
  Unemployed 50 25
  Retired 9 4.5
  Housewife 11 5.5
  Unknown 12 6