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Table 1 Sample description

From: What makes people decide who to turn to when faced with a mental health problem? Results from a French survey

Characteristics Overall sample (N = 412) Men (N = 150) Women (N = 262) p
  n % % %  
Gender      
   Male 150 36.4    
   Female 262 63.6    
Age      0.50
   18–34 109 26.5 28.2 23.3  
   35–49 142 34.5 34.4 34.7  
   ≥ 50 161 39.1 37.4 42.0  
Educational level      0.05
   Primary, secondary* or vocational school 105 25.5 24.0 26.3  
   Secondary school** 95 23.1 17.3 26.3  
   University 212 51.5 58.7 47.3  
Marital status      0.06
   Single 114 27.7 30.7 26.0  
   Married 251 60.9 62.7 59.9  
   Divorced or widowed 47 11.4 6.7 14.1  
Origin      0.37
   French 366 88.8 90.7 87.8  
   Foreign 46 11.2 9.3 12.2  
Professional status      < 0.01
   Employed 265 64.3 70.0 61.1  
   Retired 72 17.5 20.7 15.7  
   Other 75 18.2 9.3 23.3  
Social support      0.02
   Low 98 23.8 31.3 19.5  
   Moderate 245 59.5 53.3 63.0  
   High 69 16.8 15.3 17.6  
  1. * = for students aged 11 to 14
  2. ** = for students aged 15 to 17