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Table 1 The characteristics of participants (N = 1759)

From: Help-seeking behaviors among Chinese people with mental disorders: a cross-sectional study

Subject characteristicsN (unweighted)%a
Demographic characteristics
Female Sex93338.8
Age groups18–3933943.6
40–5456029.0
55+86027.4
Resident regionUrban128880.3
Rural47119.7
Marital statusNever married13018.7
Married127973.7
Divorced/lost spouse3507.7
Years of education0–656419.4
7–956828.7
10–1236824.4
13+25927.5
Employment statusHousewife1456.4
Employed59053.0
Retired55516.8
Unemployed/lost job24313.3
Farmer22610.5
Income groupBelow median or do not know97747.9
Above median78252.1
Living statusLiving alone2759.9
Living with other people148490.1
Mental health characteristics
GHQ-12 score< 4122080.9
≥453919.1
GAF disabilityModerate to severe44216.9
Mild131783.1
Mood disorders85639.4
Anxiety disorders35919.2
Substance use disorders45937.1
Psychotic disorders803.9
Organic mental disorders2067.7
Other mental disorders562.7
Only NOS disorder42924.5
More than 1 diagnosis28211.4
  1. aWeighted percentages
  2. GHQ-12 = General Health Questionnaire; GAF = Global Assessment of Functioning; NOS=Not Otherwise Specified