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Table 2 Description of information source about mental health, clinical and psychosocial related factors among Dessie town residents 2020 (N = 477)

From: Knowledge, attitude, and associated factors towards mental illness among residents of Dessie town, northeast, Ethiopia, a cross-sectional study

Variable Categories Frequency Percent(%)
Last 1 year, get information Yes 252 52.8
No 225 47.2
Source of information Mass media 126 50.0
Health institution 96 38.0
Religious institution 30 12.0
Mental illness history Yes 58 12.2
No 419 87.8
Know somebody who has/had mental illness Yes 477 100.0
No 0 0.0
Relationship to the person with mental illness Relative 106 22.2
Neighbor 142 29.8
Friends 58 12.2
Person without relation 171 35.8
Caring for a person with mental illness Yes 172 36.1
No 305 63.9
Threatened or get hurt by mental illness person Yes 143 30.0
No 334 70.0
Have you ever seen a mental health apprehension or abuse victim Yes 217 45.5
No 260 54.5
Social support Poor social support 100 21.0
Moderate social support 265 55.6
Strong social support 112 23.5