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Table 5 Summary of variables that predict depression stigma and attitudinal social distance for each of the three surveys.

From: Predictors of depression stigma

Sample Older Males Lower Education Rural Born overseas Not aware beyond-blue Less contact More distress (K10) Lower depression literacy
Personal stigma
National
(Sample 1)
higher
(>= 65 yrs)
higher higher = higher higher higher   highera
Local community
(Sample 2)
=
(sample < 50 yrs)
higher higher     higher higher  
Depressed community
(Sample 3)
=
(sample < 50 yrs)
higher higher
(model 1)
     higher higherb
Perceived stigma
National
(Sample 1)
lower = = = = = lower (consumer)
higher (carer)
  =a
Local community
(Sample 2)
higher lower higher     lower higher  
Depressed community
(Survey 3)
= = higher      higher =
Social distance
National
(Sample 1)
higher higher higher
(p = 0.053)
= = = higher
(except NS service provider)
  higher
  1. a Recognition of depression item; b D-Lit; yrs = years; NS = Not significant