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Table 1 Descriptive statistics for sociodemographic and exposure characteristics

From: Belief in suicide prevention myths and its effect on helping: a nationally representative survey of Australian adults

Characteristic%95%CI
Gender
 Female50.948.6, 53.2
 Male49.146.8, 51.4
Age, years
 18–3023.821.5, 26.2
 31–4424.522.5, 26.7
 45–5924.622.9, 26.4
 60+27.125.3, 28.9
Speak language other than English at home
 No91.089.5, 92.3
 Yes9.07.7, 10.5
Highest Education
 Below Bachelor degree75.573.4, 76.9
 Bachelor degree or higher24.823.1, 26.6
Geographic location
 Major city60.257.9, 62.4
 Regional, rural or remote39.837.6, 42.1
Vignette
 Life events34.832.6, 37.0
 Indirect31.229.1, 33.4
 Direct34.031.8, 36.2
Family/friend in distress last 12 months
 Yes39.136.9, 41.4
 No60.958.6, 63.1
Offered support to the family member or friend in distress
 Yes87.684.8, 89.9
 No10.78.5, 13.3
Own suicidal ideation in last 12 months
 Yes16.014.3, 17.8
 No84.082.2, 85.37
Received help from a non-professional when having suicidal thoughts
 Yes52.346.3–58.3
 No47.741.7–53.7
Professional experience in suicide prevention
 Yes19.918.2, 21.7
 No80.178.3, 81.8
Suicide prevention training
 Yes15.914.3, 17.6
 No84.182.4, 85.7