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Table 3 Percentages of respondents naming types of help as being the best for the person described 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
Friends/Family 35.6 23.6 23.1 18.4 14.9 38.0 23.9 18.7 15.3 18.2
GP 51.4 57.4 58.2 53.5 58.4 22.4 34.1 36.1 34.5 24.7
Psychiatrist 16.9 9.2 10.7 14.3 21.4 29.0 29.8 33.8 34.8 31.0
Medication 6.8 6.1 8.3 4.4 2.6 3.6 9.6 8.8 7.0 10.9
Counselling 35.4 30.0 33.3 19.8 13.7 35.2 33.3 29.1 23.8 15.1
Other 34.5 40.4 37.7 39.9 32.4 34.9 40.3 39.8 45.2 37.8
Don't know 1.2 1.4 1.6 2.1 3.4 4.5 1.6 0.8 1.2 3.9
  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.