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Table 5 Associations between MHKQ 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    −1.02 0.310
 Male 394 15.78 ± 2.80   
 Female 693 15.95 ± 2.63   
Age (years)    4.56 0.003
 16–24 114 15.82 ± 2.16   
 25–34 558 15.93 ± 2.86   
 35–44 235 16.27 ± 2.52   
 45 and above 180 15.30 ± 2.61   
Education    65.72 < 0.001
 Junior high school or less 97 13.36 ± 2.28   
 Senior high school 160 14.69 ± 2.36   
 College/undergraduate 608 16.17 ± 2.51   
 Postgraduate or above 222 17.08 ± 2.58   
Place of residence    7.32 < 0.001
 Urban area 901 16.15 ± 2.62   
 Rural area 186 14.60 ± 2.65   
Sources of information about mental disorders    −2.10 0.036
 Mass media 649 15.74 ± 2.54   
 Personal encounters 438 16.10 ± 2.89   
Contact level    −4.85 < 0.001
 No 381 15.35 ± 2.56   
 Yes 706 16.18 ± 2.72