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Table 3 Comparison of psychosocial indicators between White and ethnocultural minority participants, in the overall and matched samples

From: The mental health status of ethnocultural minorities in Ontario and their mental health care

Outcome Variable All Data Matched Data
  White
n = 5120
Black
n = 104
p White
n = 2083
Black
n = 100
p
Depressive symptoms 16.38 (6.26) 16.25 (6.60) .668 16.51 (5.95) 16.11 (6.63) .370
Anxiety 2.30 (3.46) 2.69 (4.16) .829 2.19 (3.25) 2.80 (4.47) .726
Life Events 1.53 (1.36) 1.88 (1.52) .032 1.55 (1.37) 1.91 (1.53) .041
Social Support 17.59 (5.40) 17.81 (5.92) .708 17.79 (5.40) 18.01 (5.87) .709
Mental Health Services Use .63 (1.00) .33 (.60) <.001 .64 (1.00) .33 (.60) <.001
  White
n = 5120
South Asian
n = 113
p White
n = 2115
South Asian
n = 111
p
Depressive symptoms 16.38 (6.26) 16.31 (6.25) .870 16.06 (5.88) 16.22 (6.22) .889
Anxiety 2.30 (3.46) 3.27 (4.78) .048 2.19 (3.19) 3.27 (4.82) .048
Life Events 1.53 (1.36) 1.65 (1.44) .302 1.43 (1.29) 1.67 (1.44) .088
Social Support 17.59 (5.40) 17.41 (6.11) .756 17.55 (5.25) 17.45 (6.14) .862
Mental Health Services Use .63 (1.00) .23 (.57) <.001 .57 (.95) .23 (.57) <.001
  White
n = 5120
East Asian
n = 134
p White
n = 2486
East Asian
n = 132
p
Depressive symptoms 16.38 (6.26) 16.37 (5.70) .792 16.11 (5.82) 16.36 (5.74) .533
Anxiety 2.30 (3.46) 2.11 (3.20) .389 2.10 (3.07) 2.05 (3.15) .525
Life Events 1.53 (1.36) 1.47 (1.37) .608 1.43 (1.31) 1.44 (1.36) .998
Social Support 17.59 (5.40) 14.72 (5.50) <.001 17.44 (5.40) 14.73 (5.53) <.001
Mental Health Services Use .63 (1.00) .20 (.49) <.001 .58 (.97) .20 (.49) <.001
  White
n = 5120
Southeast Asian
n = 111
p White
n = 1898
Southeast Asian
n = 106
p
Depressive symptoms 16.38 (6.26) 15.63 (7.36) .117 16.06 (5.80) 15.48 (7.39) .159
Anxiety 2.30 (3.46) 2.64 (4.16) .829 2.11 (3.06) 2.57 (4.20) .808
Life Events 1.53 (1.36) 1.42 (1.50) .211 1.44 (1.33) 1.37 (1.46) .347
Social Support 17.59 (5.40) 16.90 (5.93) .229 17.21 (5.46) 16.82 (5.99) .512
Mental Health Services Use .63 (1.00) .27 (.57) <.001 .55 (.96) .28 (.58) .001
  White
n = 5120
Aboriginal
n = 21
p White
n = 518
Aboriginal
n = 20
p
Depressive symptoms 16.38 (6.26) 22.00 (10.77) .033 17.00 (6.30) 22.40 (10.89) .055
Anxiety 2.30 (3.46) 4.19 (5.11) .187 2.05 (3.13) 4.40 (5.14) .092
Life Events 1.53 (1.36) 2.10 (1.37) .116 1.64 (1.47) 2.20 (1.32) .067
Social Support 17.59 (5.40) 15.76 (4.90) .104 18.01 (5.38) 15.65 (5.01) .052
Mental Health Services Use .63 (1.00) .95 (1.07) .072 .75 (1.02) .90 (1.07) .367