Table 4

Percentages of various stigmatizing attitudes by immigration status*

Immigration Status

(Weighted %)

χ2(1)

P =

Stigma Item

Born in Canada

n = 2599

Not Born in Canada

n = 387


People with a problem like (x)'s could snap out of it, if they wanted."

15.1

29.6

50.12

<0.001

"A problem like (x)'s is a sign of personal weakness..."

7.3

26.0

136.11

<0.001

"(x)'s problem is not a real medical illness..."

7.2

17.6

46.65

<0.001

"People with a problem like (x)'s are dangerous."

21.7

22.7

0.19

n/s

"It is best to a avoid people with a problem like (x)'s..."

2.3

9.0

50.97

<0.001

"People with a problem like (x)'s are unpredictable..."

45.3

46.4

2.24

n/s

"If I had a problem like (x)'s, I would not tell anyone."

14.0

11.5

1.81

n/s

"I would not employ someone if I knew they had a problem like (x)'s."

21.6

26.0

3.70

n/s

"I would not vote for a politician if I knew they had a problem like (x)'s."

38.3

47.5

11.91

<0.005


*Note: The responses "Strongly Agree" and "Agree" have been combined to indicate the presence of stigma. All chi square tests had one degree of freedom. n/s = not significant.

Cook and Wang BMC Psychiatry 2010 10:29   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-10-29

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