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Table 2 Mean CAMI and RIBS scales scores (with percentile) and proportion of population that agrees with them

From: Attitudes and intended behaviour to mental disorders and associated factors in catalan population, Spain: cross-sectional population-based survey

Scale CAMI Mean value or proportion (%) IC 95 %
Mean value (and decile score) for the Authoritarianism subscale 24.9 (66.3) 24.7; 25.1
Proportion of population that agree to the Authoritarianism subscale items
 1. One of the main causes of mental illness is a lack of self-discipline and will-powera 53.2 50.7; 55.8
 2. There is something about people with mental illness that makes it easy to tell them from normal peoplea 39.0 36.5; 41.4
 3. As soon as a person shows signs of mental disturbance, he should be hospitalizeda 52.1 49.6; 54.6
 4. Mental hospitals are an outdated means of treating people with mental illness 22.3 19.9; 24.6
 5. People with mental illness are a burden on societya 75.1 73.0; 77.2
 6. People with mental illness should not be given any responsibilitya 51.2 48.7; 53.7
 7. Anyone with a history of mental problems should be excluded from taking public officea 72.5 70.2; 74.7
Mean value (decile) for the Benevolence subscale 27.6 (90.4) 27.5; 27.7
Proportion of population that agree to the Benevolence subscale items
 1. Virtually anyone can become mentally ill 92.2 90.9; 93.6
 2. People with mental illness have for too long been the subject of ridicule 74.7 72.5; 76.9
 3. We need to adopt a far more tolerant attitude toward people with mental illness in our society 91.8 90.4; 93.2
 4. We have a responsibility to provide the best possible care for people with mental illness 93.7 92.5; 94.9
 5. People with mental illness don’t deserve our sympathya 95.3 94.2; 96.3
 6. Increased spending on mental health services is a waste of moneya 93.8 92.6; 95.0
Mean value (decile) for the SCMH subscale 40.2 (78.2) 39.9; 40.5
Proportion of population that agree to the SCMH subscale items
 1. I would not want to live next door to someone who has been mentally illa 71.4 69.2; 73.7
 2. No-one has the right to exclude people with mental illness from their neighbourhood 84.1 82.3; 85.9
 3. People with mental illness are far less of a danger than most people suppose 62.0 59.5; 64.5
 4. Most people who were once patients in a mental hospital can be trusted to take care of other (babysitters, etc.) 44.2 41.7; 46.8
 5. The best therapy for many people with mental illness is to be part of a normal community 85.2 83.3; 87.0
 6. As far as possible, mental health services should be provided through community based facilities 73.3 71.1; 75.6
 7. Residents have nothing to fear from people coming into their neighborhood to obtain mental health services 74.4 72.1; 76.6
 8. It is frightening to think of people with mental problems living in residential neighborhoodsa 77.6 75.6; 79.7
 9. Locating mental health facilities in a residential area downgrades the neighborhooda 84.4 82.6; 86.3
Mean value (decile) for the RIBS subscale 16.4 (76.1) 16.2; 16.6
Proportion of population that agree to the RIBS subscale items
 1. In the future, I would be willing to live with someone with a mental health problem 62.9 60.5; 65.3
 2. In the future, I would be willing to work with someone with a mental health problem 73.1 70.9; 75.4
 3. In the future, I would be willing to live nearby to someone with a mental health problem 74.6 72.4; 76.8
 4. In the future, I would be willing to continue a relationship with a friend who developed a mental health problem 79.9 77.9; 82.0
  1. SCMH Support for Community Mental Health care
  2. aThe score of the item was inverted in order to suit with an desirable score