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Table 4 Percentage of respondents rating each type of medication as "helpful" or "harmful" for the person in the depression vignette (by sample)

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

  Helpful    Harmful   
Item % %
  Australian Japanese Chinese Australian Australian Japanese Chinese Australian
1. Vitamins, minerals 50.2 20.2 26.8 4.4 14.6 5.7
2. St. John's wort NA NA 2.6 NA NA 17.5
3. Pain relievers 14.8 4.4 6.8 37.7 43.4 55.7
4. Antidepressants 46.7 34.8 40.9 27.5 18.2 14
5. Antibiotics 10.4 6.2 37.5 38.3 29.8 4.4
6. Sleeping pills 23.9 31.6 31.1 49.6 27.0 31.1
7. Antipsychotics 11.2 22.6 27.5 48.3 19 25.9
8. Tranquilizers 13.8 38.4 26.4 60.4 15.8 29.0
9. Chinese herbal medicines NA NA 17.4 NA NA 18.5