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Table 5 Suicide literacy comparison between Ripple Effect sample and Community Sample (online) [32]

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

  n (%) LOSS – Literacy Mean (SD)
Ripple Effect Sample (total sample completing the baseline LOSS) 435 (100.0) 10.1 (1.47)
Age group a
 18–24 42 10.07 (1.44)
 25–49 227 10.17 (1.57)
 50+ 150 10.09 (1.26)
Gender a
 Male 152 9.91 (1.50)
 Female 278 10.23 (1.44)
Community Sample (online) 1405 (100.0) 7.65 (2.47)
Age group
 18–24 438 (31.2) 8.20 (2.17)
 25–49 394 (28.0) 7.90 (2.32)
 50+ 491 (34.9) 7.01 (2.68)
Gender
 Male 553 (39.4) 7.36 (2.59)
 Female 767 (54.6) 7.88 (2.35)
  1. aOnly participants specifying gender/age were included in the age group and gender baseline measurement of suicide literacy
  2. Bold entries highlight points discussed in the text or represent summed totals of a number of categories