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Table 1 Chi square and analysis of variance comparison of group characteristics (N = 535)

From: Attitudes towards people with mental illness among psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, involved family members and the general population in a large city in Guangzhou, China

Demography variables Psychiatrists (N = 87, 16.3%) Nurses (N = 162, 30.3%) Family members (N = 137, 25.6%) General public (N = 149, 27.9%) Total (N = 535,100%) Statistics P-value
Age 34.2 ± 8.6 29.6 ± 6.5 43.2 ± 14.1 29.2 ± 9.2 33.8 ± 11.6 F = 59.0 <0.001
Gender       χ2 = 28.8 <0.001
Male 48(55.2%) 47(29%) 67(49.3%) 84(56.4%) 246(46%)   
Female 39(44.8%) 115(71%) 69(50.7%) 65(43.6%) 288(53.8%)   
Missing N      1(0.2%)   
Marital status       χ2 = 51.0 <0.001
Single 26(30.2%) 74(46%) 37(27.6%) 93(66.9%) 230(43%)   
Married 60(69.8%) 87(54%) 97(72.4%) 46(33.1%) 290(54.2%)   
Missing N      15(2.8%)   
Education years 17.9 ± 2.5 15.9 ± 2.7 11.7 ± 3.2 15.4 ± 3.0 15.1 ± 3.6 F = 89.3 <0.001
Birthplace       χ2 = 51.0 <0.001
Urban area 39(44.8%) 63(39.4%) 69(50.7%) 38(25.5%) 209(39.1%)   
Semi-urban area 17(19.5%) 21(13.1%) 29(21.3%) 29(19.5%) 96(17.9%)   
Rural area 31(35.6%) 76(47.5%) 38(27.9%) 82(55%) 227(42.4%)   
Missing N      3(0.6%)   
Place of residence       χ2 = 51.0 <0.001
Urban area 79(92.9%) 131(81.9%) 80(59.3%) 100(67.1%) 390(72.9%)   
Semi-urban area 2(2.4%) 16(10%) 38(28.1%) 28(18.8%) 84(15.7%)   
Rural area 4(4.7% 13(8.1% 17(12.6% 21(14.1% 55(10.3%   
Missing N      6(1.1%)