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Table 4 Views about mental health

From: Attitudes towards mental illness in Malawi: a cross-sectional survey

Views about mental health Percentage (number) holding belief Percentage (number) not holding belief
Mentally ill patients can be treated outside the hospital 24.2 (51) 75.7 (159)
All mentally ill patients are a nuisance to the public 20.4 (43) 79.5 (167)
People with mental illness can work in a regular job 39 (82) 61 (128)