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Table 3 Correlates of correct recognition of mental disorders (N = 500)

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

   OR 95% CI p-value
Age group <21 years Ref. - - -
21 years and above 1.424 0.783 2.590 0.247
Gender Female Ref. - - -
Male 0.636 0.358 1.130 0.123
Ethnicity Chinese Ref. - - -
Malay 0.422 0.242 0.738 0.002
Indian and Others 0.550 0.290 1.044 0.068
Monthly household income Below 2000 Ref. - - -
2000–3999 0.899 0.517 1.561 0.705
4000 and above 0.622 0.357 1.082 0.093
Education Vocational Ref. - - -
Diploma 0.813 0.427 1.548 0.528
Tertiary 1.622 0.665 3.954 0.287
Stage of nursing education 1st year Ref. - - -
2nd year 1.251 0.634 2.467 0.518
3rd year 2.224 0.877 5.637 0.092
4th year 1.045 0.408 2.680 0.926
5th year 1.242 0.316 4.889 0.756
Lecture and small group teaching Attended Ref. - - -
Not attended 1.511 0.781 2.926 0.220
Clinical placement Attended Ref. - - -
Not attended 0.971 0.489 1.930 0.933
Vignette type Schizophrenia Ref. - - -
Depression 8.427 3.985 17.822 <0.001
Dementia 4.587 2.342 8.982 <0.001
OCD 9.610 4.576 20.179 <0.001
Alcohol abuse 1.845 1.002 3.396 0.049
Has experience dealing with someone having problems similar to “X” No Ref. - - -
Yes 1.868 1.126 3.097 0.015
Has friends and family with problems similar to “X” No Ref. - - -
Yes 1.477 0.837 2.605 0.178
  1. CI confidence interval, OR odds ratio