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Table 1 Characteristics of people with and without mental health problems (MHP)

From: Mass social contact interventions and their effect on mental health related stigma and intended discrimination

  People with MHP (n = 257) n (%) People w/o MHP (n = 146) n (%)
Age
 Mean (s.d.) 38.1 (13.4) 36.9 (14.1)
Gender
 Female 165 (64.5) 93 (64.1)
Ethnicity
 Asian 19 (7.4) 9 (6.4)
 Black 10 (3.9) 9 (6.4)
 Mixed 12 (4.7) 5 (3.6)
 White 213 (83.2) 118 (83.7)
 Other 2 (0.8) 0 (0.0)
Social Contact
 Self 257 (100.0) 0 (0.0)
 Partner 8 (5.1) 5 (5.2)
 Family 4 (2.6) 0 (0.0)
 Friend 21 (13.4) 13 (13.5)
 Work Colleague 10 (6.4) 10 (10.4)
 Acquaintance 55 (35.0) 26 (27.1)
 Other 35 (22.3) 26 (27.1)
 None 24 (15.3) 16 (16.7)
Total RIBS Score
 Mean (s.d.) 17.3 (4.4) 16.6 (4.4)
Disclosure to family/friend
 Very comfortable 105 (47.3) 53 (43.8)
 Moderately comfortable 52 (23.4) 30 (24.8)
 Fairly comfortable 23 (10.4) 21 (17.4)
 Neither comfortable nor uncomfortable 5 (2.3) 6 (5.0)
 Moderately uncomfortable 19 (8.6) 6 (5.0)
 Very uncomfortable 18 (8.1) 5 (4.1)
Met someone from opposite group (with or without MHP) 102 (58.0) 65 (47.5)