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Table 1 Profile of study participants (N = 500)

From: Correct recognition and continuum belief of mental disorders in a nursing student population

   n %
Age group <21 years 334 66.8
21 years and above 166 33.2
Gender Male 83 16.6
Female 417 83.4
Ethnicity Chinese 287 57.4
Malay 134 26.8
Indian and Others 79 15.8
Monthly household income($) Below 2000 158 31.6
2000–3999 160 32.0
4000 and above 182 36.4
Education Vocational 100 20.0
Diploma 300 60.0
Tertiary 100 20.0
Stage of nursing education (years spent in nursing education) 1st year 147 29.4
2nd year 166 33.2
3rd year 102 20.4
4th year 63 12.6
5th year 22 4.4
Lecture and small group teaching Attended 399 79.8
Not attended 101 20.2
Clinical placement Attended 303 60.6
Not attended 197 39.4
Has experience dealing with someone having problems similar to “X” Yes 125 25.0
No 375 75.0
Has friends and family with problems similar to “X” Yes 174 34.8
No 326 65.2