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Table 3 Articles by newspaper and proportion of which were bad news 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
Guardian 37 118 29 125 29 175   
   Bad news 59 70 40 50 25 43 35.629 < 0.001
Times 27 87 33 143 32 192   
   Bad news 51 44 40 57 36 69 4.908 0.027
Daily Mail 22 72 25 108 25 153   
   Bad news 65 47 47 51 45 69 6.736 0.009
Evening Standard 14 44 13 57 13 87   
   Bad news 61 27 56 32 47 41 2.595 0.107
  1. a. Newspapers given as % of all articles from specified year. Bad news given as % of all articles in specified newspaper in specified year.