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Table 2 Percentage (and 95% CI) of respondents rating person, first-aid support and interventions that are “helpful” for Linh’s problem

From: Mental health literacy: knowledge of depression among undergraduate students in Hanoi, Vietnam

  Recognize depression (group 1)
(n = 112)
Not recognize depression (group 2)
(n = 238)
Total
(n = 350)
% 95% CI % 95% CI %
Person
 Counselor 91.9 (85.1–95.8) 84.0 (78.7–88.1) 86.6
 Psychologist 90.1 (82.9–94.5) 86.1 (81.0–89.9) 87.4
 Close family member 85.7 (77.8–91.1) 88.2 (83.4–91.7) 87.4
 Close friend 85.7 (77.8–91.1) 87.8 (82.9–91.4) 87.1
 Mental health professional 68.7 (59.4–76.7) 62.1 (55.8–68.1) 64.3
 General practitioner/family doctor 55.3 (45.9–64.4) 49.5 (43.2–55.9) 51.4
 Helpline 54.4 (45.0–63.5) 50.8 (44.4–57.1) 52.0
 Psychiatrist 54.4 (45.0–63.5) 46.6 (40.3–53.0) 49.1
 Teacher 47.3 (38.1–56.6) 44.9 (38.7–51.3) 45.7
 Dealing with her problem on her own 20.5 (13.9–29.1) 23.1 (18.1–28.9) 22.3
First-aid support
 Listen to her problem in an understanding way 97.3 (91.8–99.1) 95.7 (92.3–97.7) 96.3
 Encourage her to be more physically active 86.6 (78.8–91.8) 81.5 (76.0–85.9) 81.3
 Suggest her seek professional help 73.2 (64.1–80.6) 66.3 (60.1–72.1) 68.9
 Make an appointment for her to see the GP 69.6 (60.3–77.5) 63.0 (56.6–68.9) 65.1
 Rally friends to cheer her up 66.0 (56.6–74.3) 66.8 (60.5–72.5) 66.3
 Suggest she have a few drinks to forget about her problems 57.1 (47.6–66.0) 67.2 (60.9–72.9) 64.4
 Keep her busy to keep her mind off the problems 25.0 (17.7–33.9) 23.1 (18.1–28.9) 23.7
 Ignoring her until she gets over it* 2.67 (0.85–8.10) 5.88 (3.5–9.72) 4.9
 Talk to her firmly about getting her act together 1.78 (0.43–6.99) 1.26 (0.40–3.86) 1.4
Interventions
 Learning how to relax 92.8 (86.2–96.4) 94.9 (91.2–97.1) 94.3
 Becoming more physically active 86.6 (78.8–91.8) 77.1 (71.5–82.2) 80.3
 Receiving counselling 82.1 (73.7–88.2) 76.4 (70.6–81.4) 78.3
 Getting up early each morning to do exercise 72.3 (63.1–79.9) 67.6 (61.3–73.3) 69.1
 Going to a local mental health service 63.3 (53.9–0.71) 51.2 (44.8–57.6) 55.1
 Reading a self-help book on the problem 57.1 (47.6–66.0) 59.2 (52.8–65.3) 58.6
 Looking up a website giving information about the problem 55.3 (45.9–64.4) 56.3 (49.8–62.5) 56.0
 Joining a group of people who have similar problems*** 45.5 (36.4–54.9) 49.1 (42.8–55.5) 48.0
 Being admitted to hospital for psychiatric services* 32.1 (24.0–41.4) 26.4 (21.2–32.4) 28.3
 Getting acupuncture 19.6 (13.2–28.1) 15.9 (11.8–21.2) 17.1
 Using alcohol to relax 7.14 (3.57–13.7) 7.14 (4.47–11.2) 7.1
 Smoking to relax 3.57 (1.32–9.25) 5.46 (3.18–9.21) 4.9
  1. * p < 0.05; *** p < 0.001