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Table 1 Background and exposure characteristics for the two groups

From: Attitudes of Malaysian general hospital staff towards patients with mental illness and diabetes

  Diabetes
Group
(N = 298)
Mental Illness
Group
(N = 356)
Statistical
outcome
Females % 286 (96.0) 341 (95.8) c(1)2 = .01ns
Age, mean (sd) 28.63 (5.35) 28.04 (5.24) F(1, 652) = 1.99 ns
Ethnic Group %    c(3)2 = 1.37ns
   Malay 272 (91.2) 317(89.2)  
   Chinese 9 (3.0) 13 (3.7)  
   Indian 11 (3.7) 19 (5.4)  
   Other 6 (2.0) 6 (1.7)  
Discipline %    c(2)2 = 5.78ns
   Medical 22 (7.4) 18 (5.1)  
   Paramedical 8 (2.7) 22 (6.2)  
   Nursing 268 (89.9) 316 (88.8)  
Work experience, months, mean (sd) 67.02 (53.11) 62.29 (54.86) F(1, 652) = 1.29 ns
Mental health training, weeks, mean (sd) 4.06 (13.50) 2.73 (4.77) F(1, 652) = 3.04 ns
Mental health work, weeks, mean (sd) 5.18 (22.94) 2.62 (9.78) F(1, 652) = 3.65 ns
General Stigma Score, mean (sd) 3.28 (.67) 3.29 (.69) F(1, 652) = .02 ns
  1. ns = not significant (these results were confirmed with t-tests under unequal variances assumptions)