Table 4

Percentage of Australian and Japanese respondents unwilling to socially interact with each person described in the vignette

Social Interaction

Depression Vignette

Depression/Suicidal Vignette

Early Schizophrenia Vignette

Chronic Schizophrenia Vignette


Live next door

Australian

11.7d (9.6%–14.2%)

11.1d (9.2%–13.3%)

15.1d (12.9%–17.7%)

25.2 a,b,c (22.5%–28.1%)

Japanese

82.0* d (78.6%–85.4%)

77.6* d (73.9%–81.3%)

82.6* (79.3%–85.9%)

89.2 * a,b (86.5%–91.9%)

Evening socialising

Australian

10.9d (8.9%–13.3%)

12.2 d (10.3%–14.5%)

15.1 d (12.9%–17.8%)

26.1 a,b,c (23.0%–29.4%)

Japanese

63.0 * d (58.8%–67.2%)

58.6 * d (54.3%–62.9%)

68.6 * d (64.5%–72.7%)

81.2 * a,b,c (77.8%–84.6%)

Make friends

Australian

8.0 d (6.5%–9.9%)

9.3 d (7.6%–11.4%)

12.0 d (9.9%–14.4%)

19.7 a,b,c (17.0%–22.8%)

Japanese

57.4* d (53.1%–61.7%)

56.0* d (51.6%–60.4%)

63.8* d (59.6%–68.0%)

73.8* a,b,c (69.9%–77.7%)

Work closely

Australian

21.0d (18.4%–23.8%)

20.0d (17.3%–23.%)

23.7d (20.8%–26.7%)

33.6a,b,c (30.3–37.1)

Japanese

52.6* d (48.2%–57.0%)

54.0 * d (49.6%–58.4%)

59.2* (54.9%–63.5%)

65.2 * a,b (61.0%–69.4%)

Marry into family

Australian

28.8 c,d (25.8%–32.0%)

33.9 d (30.8%–37.2%)

39.3 a,d (36.1%–42.7%)

53.0 a,b,c (49.5%–56.6%)

Japanese

84.0 * d (80.8%–87.2%)

84.0 * d (80.8%–87.2%)

89.0* (86.2%–91.8%)

93.0 * a,b (90.8%–95.2%)


symbols flagging table entries denote a small (Cohen's h ≥ 0.2) to moderate or larger (Cohen's h ≥ 0.5) effect size relative to a depression; bdepression with suicidal ideation; cearly schizophrenia; dchronic schizophrenia;*Australian prevalence. Unbolded symbols indicate a small effect size. Bolded symbols denote a moderate or larger effect size.

Griffiths et al. BMC Psychiatry 2006 6:21   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-6-21

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