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Table 2 The association between demographic variables and perceived need for professional mental health care

From: Mental distress, perceived need, and barriers to receive professional mental health care among university students in Ethiopia

VariablesNeed for professional mental health careχ 2P-value
Yes (n)No (n)
Sex
 Female112510.480.49
 Male12749
Religion
 Orthodox164773.020.39
 Protestant4614
 Muslim228
 Others71
Ethnicity
 Amhara111533.770.88
 Oromo4117
 Wolaita359
 Gurage159
 Hadiya62
 Tigre83
 Sidama72
 Gamogofa62
 Others103
Marital status
 Single193756.830.15
 In a relationship3119
 Married but no living together21
 Divorced101
 Married and living together34
Residence
 In campus223971.890.39
 Off campus71
 Both92
Area of growing
 Rural112510.480.49
 Urban12749
Level of study year
 First-year81365.610.23
 Second-year5827
 Third-year6717
 Fourth-year1810
 Fifth-year1510
Family history of mental illness
 No217880.610.44
 Yes2212
Substance use
 No208921.710.19
 Yes318