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Table 1 Characteristics (social, ethnic and psychological factors) of cases

From: Do 'alternative' help-seeking strategies affect primary care service use? A survey of help-seeking for mental distress

Demographic Characteristics White British (n = 39) Caribbean (n = 21) Bangladeshi (n = 57) Statistical test Χ2 & KW
Age range (y) Mean 38.1 41.7 43.1 KW 1.86 (2), p = .39
Gender Female 71.8% 85.7% 50.9% 9.60 (2), p < .01
Place of Birth UK 92.3% 47.6% 5.3% 149.16 (6), p < .001
Length of stay in UK (y) Mean   27.7 19.6 KW 2.73 (2), p = .25
Recruitment Venue GP 61.5% 38.1% 47.4% 3.41 (2) p = .18
Primary education in the UK Yes 89.5% 66.7% 19.0% 41.40 (2), p < .001
Number of Children Mean 0.8 1.9 2.9 24.15, p < .001
Employment status Paid Employment 46.2% 19% 12.4% 20.61 (4), p < .001
  Homemaker 12.8% 0 23.6%  
Receives Benefits Yes 47.2% 52.4% 77.3% 10.28 (2), p < .01
Accommodation Owned 39.4% 14.3% 26.8% 8.97 (4), p = .06
  Rented 20.5% 23.8% 7.1%  
Chronic Physical Illness Yes 68.4% 76.2% 75.4% .76, p = .68
Clinical Interview Schedule – Revised Mean 20.6 21.9 21.0 KW.34 (2), p = .84