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Table 3 Weighted descriptive data for dependent variables from the 2017 survey by campaign exposure levels: not aware of the campaign; aware of the campaign but did not partcipate; aware of and participated in the campaign

From: Australian R U OK?Day campaign: improving helping beliefs, intentions and behaviours

Variable 2017 participants
(N = 2013)
n (%)
Not aware
(N = 451)
n (%)
Aware
(N = 1562)
n (%)
Aware and participated
(N = 494)
n (%)
12-month help-seeking from a mental health professional
 Sought help 331 (16.4) 38 (8.5) 152 (14.2) 141 (28.5)
 Didn’t seek help 1616 (80.3) 387 (85.8) 890 (83.3) 339 (68.6)
 Rather not say 66 (3.3) 26 (5.7) 26 (2.5) 14 (2.8)
Intentions to help a close friend who might be troubled
 Intend to help 1700 (84.4) 337 (74.7) 921 (86.2) 442 (10.7)
 No action intended 314 (15.6) 114 (25.3) 147 (13.8) 53 (89.3)
Intentions to help close friend who is obviously troubled
 Recommended action 1854 (92.1) 384 (85.3) 1012 (94.8) 458 (92.6)
 Non-recommended action 159 (7.9) 66 (14.6) 56 (5.2) 37 (7.4)
Reaching out/helping offered in past month
 Help offered 1601 (79.5) 309 (68.5) 824 (77.1) 469 (94.8)
 No help offered 412 (20.5) 142 (31.5) 244 (22.9) 26 (5.2)
  M (SD) M (SD) M (SD) M (SD)
Belief in importance of asking 5.91 (3.30) 5.45 (3.11) 6.05 (3.25) 6.05 (3.54)
Belief in ease of asking 6.03 (2.76) 5.53 (2.65) 5.96 (2.78) 6.64 (2.71)