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Table 1 Social-demographic characteristics (baseline)

From: Effectiveness of an anti-stigma training on improving attitudes and decreasing discrimination towards people with mental disorders among care assistant workers in Guangzhou, China

Characteristics Intervention group (n = 139) Control group (n = 154) t/x2 P
Age, years: mean (SD) 37.99 (9.07) 39.97 (10.29) − 1.75 0.08
Race (Han), n (%) 137 (98.6) 151 (98.1) 0.11 0.74
Sex n (%) 3.42 0.08
 Male 69 (49.6) 93 (60.4)   
 Female 70 (50.4) 61 (39.6)   
Education level, n (%) 6.68 0.01
 High school or below 15 (10.8) 34 (22.1)   
 College degree or above 124 (89.2) 120 (77.9)   
Religion, n (%) 0.04 0.98
 No 132 (95.0) 147 (95.5)   
 Christianism 2 (1.4) 2 (1.3)   
 Buddhism 5 (3.6) 5 (3.2)   
Disease management, n (%) 6.11 0.42
 Schizophrenia 102 (73.4) 107 (69.5)   
 Schizoaffective disorder 3 (2.2) 5 (3.2)   
 Paranoid mental disorders 8 (5.8) 9 (5.8)   
 Bipolar disorder 3 (2.2) 8 (5.2)   
 Mental disorders due to epilepsy 4 (2.9) 4 (2.6)   
 Mental retardation with mental symptoms 14 (10.1) 9 (5.8)   
 Other mental disorders 5 (3.6) 12 (7.8)   
Care assistant workers, n (%) 18.33 < 0.001
 Primary health workers 26 (18.7) 34 (22.1)   
 Community policemen 14 (10.1) 31 (20.1)   
 Community cadres 89 (64.0) 63 (40.9)   
 Volunteer and others 10 (7.2) 26 (16.9)   
Care willingness n (%) 2.24 0.69
 Strongly willingness 29 (20.9) 31 (20.1)   
 Willingness 69 (49.6) 75 (48.7)   
 Neither willingness nor Unwillingness 31 (22.3) 38 (24.7)   
 Unwillingness 5 (3.6) 8 (5.2)   
 Strongly unwillingness 5 (3.6) 2 (1.3)   
  1. Data were indicated by mean, standard deviation (SD), frequency and proportion