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Table 5 Caregivers’ rating of causes and risk factors as “very likely” and “likely”

From: Mental health literacy about schizophrenia and depression: a survey among Chinese caregivers of patients with mental disorder

Causes and risk factors Schizophrenia (n = 200) Depression (n = 202)
n (%) n (%)
Virus of infection 30 (15.0) 32 (15.8)
Allergy 35 (17.5) 45 (22.3)
Daily problems 163 (81.5) 160 (79.2)
Work or financial problems 164 (82.0) 162 (80.2)
Death of someone close** 100 (50.0) 135 (66.8)
Recently traumatic event 129 (64.5) 146 (72.3)
Problems from childhood 102 (51.0) 104 (51.5)
Inherited or genetic 96 (48.0) 103 (51.0)
Chemical imbalance in the brain 86 (43.0) 105 (52.0)
Nervous person 119 (59.5) 123 (60.9)
Weakness of character 145 (72.5) 138 (68.3)
  1. *Difference between two vignettes p < 0.05; **Difference between two vignettes p < 0.01