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Table 4 Differences of knowledge score and correct recognition of specific mental illnesses among high school teachers by their demographic data

From: A survey of mental health literacy in Japanese high school teachers

Variable Average percentage of correct answers to the knowledge questions (%) Correct recognition (%)
Depression Schizophrenia Panic Disorder
Age
 20s & 30s (reference) 58.1 58.1 41.9 80.3
 40s 57.3 55.5 37.0* 79.4
 50s & 60s 58.7 51.0 31.8* 75.7
Sex
 Male (reference) 56.8 50.4 30.8 74.1
 Female 60.1 61.5* 45.4** 87.9**
Academic degree
 Associate degree (reference) 61.1 50.0 32.4 73.5
 Bachelor 57.7 52.8 35.3 78.6
 Master 59.7 59.2 35.6 78.2
Previous participation in MH seminars
 No (reference) 55.7 51.9 31.7 76.3
 Yes 62.8** 58.7 41.7 80.3
Experience of dealing with someone suffering from a mental illness
 None (reference) 54.5 50.3 25.9 74.1
 1 or more time 59.8 56.8 38.8 80.3
  1. MH mental health
  2. Note: P values were derived from multiple regression and logistic regression analyses
  3. *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01