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Table 7 Responses to last experience and finding the experience stressful or very stressful

From: Mental health impacts of racial discrimination in Australian culturally and linguistically diverse communities: a cross-sectional survey

Response strategies for most recent racist experience B SE B OR 95%CI p
Ignored it or pretended it didn’t happen −0.661 0.203 0.516 (0.347-0.768) 0.001
Accepted it as a fact of life or put up with it 0.129 0.223 1.138 (0.735-1.762) 0.563
Wanted to face up to the person who did this to you but didn’t 0.337 0.247 1.401 (0.864-2.272) 0.172
Tried to reason with the person who did this to you 0.332 0.302 1.393 (0.771-2.517) 0.272
Used humour or ridiculed the person who did this to you −0.611 0.374 0.543 (0.261-1.129) 0.102
Sought or accepted help from others who saw/heard it happen 0.654 0.507 1.924 (0.713-5.194) 0.197
Got into a verbal confrontation with the person who did this to you −0.080 0.286 0.923 (0.526-1.618) 0.779
Wrote, drew, sang or painted about the experience −0.357 0.684 0.699 (0.183-2.674) 0.601
Talked to someone about the experience 0.324 0.232 1.383 (0.878-2.180) 0.162
Made a complaint to an organisation or agency 0.208 0.412 1.231 (0.549-2.763) 0.614
Reported to the police or took legal action 0.214 0.410 1.239 (0.554-2.770) 0.601
Tried to change the way you are or things you did to avoid it in the future 0.202 0.292 1.224 (0.691-2.171) 0.488
Other coping strategy 0.371 0.569 1.449 (0.475-4.419) 0.514