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Table 1 Basic sociodemographic characteristic of the respondents

From: Knowledge of mental health symptoms and help seeking attitude in a population-based sample in Hong Kong

Sociodemographic variables Overall (N = 4033)
Mean SD
Age 46.1 17.3
 12–17 (%) 3.7
 18–44 (%) 38.5
 45–64 (%) 40.4
 65–75 (%) 17.4
Female (%) 58
Education attainment
 Primary level or below 10.3
 Secondary level 41.9
 Tertiary level 47.9
Marital status
 Single (%) 31.5
 Married (%) 59.3
 Divorced (%) 4.9
 Widowed (%) 4.3
 Employment status
 Working (%) 55.3
 Not working (%) 27
 Retired (%) 17.7
K6 score (Range 0–28) 5.6 4.0
≥ 13 (%) 5.9
SWEMWBS score (Range 0–35) 18.8 4.4
Personal experience of mental health problems (%) 10.4
Knowing someone with mental health problems (%) 56.9
  1. K6 Kessler psychological distress scale (K6), SWEMWBS Short Warwick-Edinburgh mental well-being scale