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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the study participants collapsed according the MHL surveys completed

From: Mental health literacy among pediatric hospital staff in the United Arab Emirates

   PTSD Depression with suicidal thoughts Psychosis
   N % n % n %
All participants   317 100 281 100 208 100
Gender Female 274 86.4 243 86.5 181 87.0
Male 33 10.4 33 11.7 25 12.0
Missing 10 3.2 5 1.8 2 1.0
Age group 20–29 79 24.9 64 22.8 45 21.6
30–39 129 40.7 122 43.4 98 47.1
40–49 74 23.3 69 24.6 47 22.6
50–59 18 5.7 17 6.0 13 6.3
60+ 2 0.6 2 0.7 2 1.0
Missing 15 4.7 7 2.5 3 1.4
Region Middle east 40 12.6 37 13.2 25 12.0
Africa 13 4.1 13 4.6 9 4.3
Sub-continent 119 37.5 117 41.6 98 47.1
South East Asia 23 7.3 22 7.8 19 9.1
UAE 32 10.1 23 8.2 12 5.8
Missing 90 28.4 69 24.6 45 21.6
Years of residency 9 or less 81 25.6 80 28.5 71 34.1
10–19 53 16.7 51 18.1 39 18.8
20–29 40 12.6 35 12.5 23 11.1
30+ 40 12.6 38 13.5 30 14.4
Missing 103 32.5 77 27.4 45 21.6
Language Arabic 84 26.5 72 25.6 47 22.6
English 35 11.0 34 12.1 29 13.9
India 84 26.5 81 28.8 67 32.2
Philippines 20 6.3 19 6.8 16 7.7
Other 6 1.9 7 2.5 0 0.0
Missing 88 27.8 68 24.2 49 23.6
Profession Medicine 27 8.5 14 5.0 6 2.9
Nursing 290 91.5 267 95.0 202 97.1
Qualification Nursing Diploma 116 36.6 114 40.6 85 40.9
Nursing BSc 75 23.7 73 26.0 65 31.3
Nursing post-graduate qualification 11 3.5 11 4 8 3.9
Medical BSc 13 4.1 3 1.1 2 1.0
Medical Post-graduate qualification 9 2.9 8 2.8 2 1.0
Other 1 0.3 1 0.4 0 0.0
Missing 92 29.0 71 25.3 46 22.1
Years of experience 0- < 5 53 16.7 47 16.7 37 17.8
5- < 10 81 25.6 70 24.9 55 26.4
10- < 15 48 15.1 45 16.0 35 16.8
15- < 20 51 16.1 46 16.4 31 14.9
20+ 68 21.5 65 23.1 46 22.1
Missing 16 5.0 8 2.8 4 1.9
Work Area Emergency Department 17 5.4 17 6.0 14 6.7
Out Patient Department 164 51.7 152 54.1 125 60.1
Pediatric wards 112 35.3 91 32.4 52 25.0
Pediatric Intensive care unit 10 3.2 11 3.9 9 4.3
Missing 14 4.4 10 3.6 8 3.8
K10 scores Mean 21.8      
SD 9.5      
K10 ranges 10- < 22 209 (59.9%)      
22- < 30 78 (22.3%)      
30–50 62 (17.8%)