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Table 4 Associations between PDD and demographic variables

From: Evaluation of attitudes and knowledge toward mental disorders in a sample of the Chinese population using a web-based approach

Item n Mean score t/F P
Gender    0.67 0.500
 Male 394 33.96 ± 7.24   
 Female 693 33.66 ± 6.31   
Age (years)    5.37 0.001
 16–24 114 35.11 ± 5.48   
 25–34 558 34.03 ± 6.69   
 35–44 235 32.37 ± 7.11   
 45 and above 180 33.92 ± 6.39   
Education    0.13 0.942
 Junior high school or less 97 33.90 ± 6.76   
 Senior high school 160 33.82 ± 6.77   
 College/undergraduate 608 33.83 ± 6.58   
 Postgraduate or above 222 33.52 ± 6.79   
Place of residence    −2.42 0.016
 Urban area 901 33.56 ± 6.74   
 Rural area 186 34.78 ± 6.20   
Sources of information about mental disorders    1.31 0.192
 Mass media 649 33.99 ± 6.44   
 Personal encounters 438 33.44 ± 6.97   
Contact level    1.40 0.161
 No 381 34.15 ± 6.54   
 Yes 706 33.56 ± 6.72