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Table 10 Correlations between previous help seeking behaviour, mental and physical health indicators, perceived need for help, and community connectedness

From: Mental health help seeking patterns and associations among Australian same sex attracted women, trans and gender diverse people: a survey-based study

Variables   1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.
1. Health professionals r 1              
  n 1697              
2. Regular GPa r .21*** 1             
  n 1484 1484             
3. Informal/self-help r .51*** .01 1            
  n 1697 1484 1697            
4. Comp./alt. medicine r .20*** .06* .20*** 1           
  n 1697 1484 1697 1697           
5. Perceived stressb r .32*** -.02 .26*** -.04 1          
  n 1393 1387 1393 1393 1393          
6. Distressc r .28*** -.06* .21*** -.13*** .62*** 1         
  n 1375 1370 1375 1375 1375 1375         
7. Depressiond r .28*** -.05 .17*** -.10 .59*** .88*** 1        
  n 1368 1363 1368 1368 1368 1366 1368        
8. Anxietye r .22*** -.06* .18*** -.09 .54*** .73*** .69*** 1       
  n 1364 1359 1364 1364 1364 1363 1363 1364       
9. Emotional/mental health problemsf r .22*** - .23*** .01 .37*** .42*** .40*** .33*** 1      
  n 1509 - 1509 1509 1391 1373 1366 1362 1509      
10. Physical health problemsg r .25*** - .11*** .14*** .18*** .11*** .14*** .10*** - 1     
  n 1502 - 1502 1502 1384 1366 1359 1355 - 1502     
11. Resilienceh r -.28*** -.004 -.20*** .05 -.43*** -.55*** -.56*** -.43*** -.36*** -.11*** 1    
  n 1358 1353 1358 1358 1358 1357 1356 1355 1356 1349 1358    
12. Chronic illnessi r .36*** - .15*** -.01 .24*** .28*** .29*** .22*** - - -.31*** 1   
  n 1324 - 1324 1324 1324 1322 1321 1319 - - 1322 1324   
13. LGBTIj r .09** .01 .14*** .06* .07** .01 -.03 .04 -.02 .001 .04 .02 1  
  n 1560 1483 1560 1560 1393 1375 1368 1364 1508 1501 1358 1324 1560  
14. Mainstreamk r -.05* .07** -.003 .05* -.16*** -.26*** -.28*** -.18*** -.14*** -.04 .22*** -.09** .21*** 1
  n 1557 1481 1557 1557 1392 1374 1367 1363 1506 1499 1357 1323 1557 1557
  1. Inspection of normal P-P Plots confirmed normal distributions for each mental health scale
  2. Note: two-tailed *p < .05, **p < .01, ***p < .001
  3. aRegular General Practitioner: 0 = no, 1 = yes. bThe Perceived Stress Questionnaire for Younger Women cThe Kessler Psychological Distress Scale. dThe Center for Epidemiologic Studies Short Depression Scale. eHospital Anxiety and Depression Scale, Anxiety Subscale. fEmotional/Mental health problems: 0 = no, 1 = yes. gPhysical health problems: 0 = no, 1 = yes. hBrief Resilience Scale. iChronic illness: 0 = no, 1 = yes. jLGBTI: LGBTI community connectedness. kMainstream: Mainstream community connectedness