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Table 4 Stigma comparison between Ripple Effect sample and Community Sample [32]

From: Online assessment of suicide stigma, literacy and effect in Australia’s rural farming community

  n (%) SOSS –
Stigma mean
(SD) [α]
SOSS – Isolation/depression mean (SD) [α] SOSS – Glorification/normalisation mean (SD) [α]
Ripple Effect self-stigma (total completing baseline self-SOSS) 98 2.79 (0.91) [0.890] 3.67 (1.09) [0.911] 2.05 (0.83) [0.795]
Age group
 18–24 13 3.13 (1.05) [0.91] 3.92 (1.02) [0.84] 1.94 (0.95) [0.88]
 25–49 58 2.83 (0.88) [0.88] 3.72 (1.07) [0.91] 1.99 (0.78) [0.75]
 50+ 24 2.54 (0.85) [0.87] 3.50 (1.13) [0.92] 2.20 (0.85) [0.81]
Gender
 Male 46 2.73 (0.95) [0.91] 3.60 (1.11) [0.90] 2.24 (0.86) [0.79]
 Female 49 2.82 (0.90) [0.89] 3.71 (1.11) [0.93] 1.87 (0.78) [0.81]
Ripple Effect perceived-stigma group (total completing baseline perceived-SOSS) 420 2.86 (0.84) [0.90] 3.71 (0.71) [0.80] 2.00 (0.64) [0.73]
Age group
 18–24 40 2.95 (0.91) [0.92] 3.84 (0.64) [0.88] 1.98 (0.76) [0.85]
 25–49 217 2.88 (0.85) [0.90] 3.78 (0.69) [0.81] 1.96 (0.60) [0.69]
 50+ 148 2.82 (0.82) [0.90] 3.59 (0.68) [0.71] 2.07 (0.65) [0.73]
Gender
 Male 148 2.90 (0.82) [0.90] 3.63 (0.73) [0.83] 2.02 (0.64) [0.83]
 Female 267 2.82 (0.86) [0.90] 3.74 (0.70) [0.78] 2.01 (0.64) [0.63]
Community Sample (total sample completing SOSS) 1405 (100.0) 2.19 (0.83) [0.89] 4.11 (0.83) [0.72] 2.45 (0.82) [0.82]
Age group
 18–24 438 (31.2) 2.26 (0.82) 4.19 (0.70) 2.44 (0.79)
 25–49 394 (28.0) 2.15 (0.84) 4.12 (0.85) 2.46 (0.83
 50+ 491 (34.9) 2.13 (0.81) 4.07 (0.88) 2.43 (0.85)
Gender
 Male 553 (39.4) 2.35 (0.85) 4.04 (0.82) 2.50 (0.87)
 Female 767 (54.6) 2.05 (0.77) 4.18 (0.81) 2.39 (0.78)
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