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Table 4 Attitude toward people with mental illness

From: Public perception of mental health in Iraq

  Agree Somewhat
agree
Neutral Somewhat
disagree
Disagree
Positive perceptions
I could maintain friendship with someone with mental illness 34.47 23.54 13.59 12.38 16.02
I could marry someone with mental illness 8.56 11.25 9.54 20.54 50.12
Person with mental illness should have same rights 50.36 12.9 9 13.63 14.11
People generally caring and sympathetic towards people with Mental illness 39.28 14.94 11.57 17.83 16.39
Negative perceptions
Mentally ill person should be prevented from having children 25.97 26.7 5.34 14.32 27.67
Mentally ill person should not get married 19.37 28.81 8.96 19.13 23.73
Mentally ill person should not be allowed to make decisions 23.47 25.43 11.25 22.49 17.36
One should avoid all contact with Mentally ill 21.12 23.06 15.29 17.23 23.3
I would be afraid to have conversation with Mentally Ill person 33.74 22.33 11.65 16.75 15.53
I would be upset and disturbed working on same job as mentally ill person 29.41 21.32 10.78 11.76 26.72
I would be ashamed if family member diagnosed with Mental illness 32.69 22.28 6.05 9.93 29.06
I would not want people to know if suffering from mental illness 52.9 22.46 4.59 8.21 11.84