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Table 2 Percentage of respondents endorsing each category to describe the problem shown in the vignette.

From: Age differences in mental health literacy

  Depression Vignette Schizophrenia Vignette
Age 18–24 n = 96 25–39 n = 293 40–54 n = 250 55–69 n = 213 70+ n = 149 18–24 n = 102 25–39 n = 246 40–54 n = 296 55–69 n = 215 70+ n = 138
Depression 71.7 70.8 67.4 64.9 41.5 42.5 36.7 40.8 25.0 22.8
Nervous breakdown 0.0 1.2 0.0 1.0 1.5 0.0 2.2 0.6 2.4 3.5
Schizophrenia 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 42.7 40.9 46.9 42.6 24.1
Mental illness 0.0 3.9 2.9 2.6 4.5 27.0 25.6 20.5 23.7 18.2
Psychological problem 0.7 4.5 5.4 5.0 5.1 7.4 9.3 15.1 14.8 18.1
Stress 18.3 20.2 17.2 14.1 8.4 2.0 2.3 2.1 5.8 4.0
Has a problem 4.8 8.9 13.9 15.5 22.3 7.4 9.3 8.6 6.8 13.8
Cancer 0.7 1.2 0.7 1.7 2.5 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0
Other 43.9 38.8 42.1 44.4 47.8 32.2 38.1 34.8 40.5 43.8
Don't know 2.8 2.3 0.6 3.7 7.2 2.7 1.8 1.2 1.4 1.0
  1. Note: Bolded results indicate a significant difference between age groups (p < .001) with a minimum effect size of Cohen's h = .50. Italicised results indicate a significant difference between age groups (p < .001), but without a minimum effect size of .50.