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Table 2 Elements of articles on mental illness by year with Mantel-Haenszel chi-squared test for trend.

From: Newspaper coverage of mental illness in the UK, 1992-2008

  Year   
  1992 (n =321) 2000 (n =433) 2008 (n =607) Trend
  % n % n % n χ2 (d.f. = 1) P
Notes that effective treatment is available and recovery is possible 16 50 21 90 18 112 0.624 0.429
Notes that mental illness is relatively common 6 18 9 41 5 32 0.484 0.486
Features a direct quote from an individual with mental illness 8 25 12 53 13 78 4.638 0.031
Features a pejorative slang term 5 15 4 18 3 16 2.867 0.090