Table 5

Summary of variables that predict depression stigma and attitudinal social distance for each of the three surveys.

Sample

Older

Males

Lower Education

Rural

Born overseas

Not aware beyond-blue

Less contact

More distress (K10)

Lower depression literacy


Personal stigma

National

(Sample 1)

higher

(>= 65 yrs)

higher

higher

=

higher

higher

higher

highera

Local community

(Sample 2)

=

(sample < 50 yrs)

higher

higher

higher

higher

Depressed community

(Sample 3)

=

(sample < 50 yrs)

higher

higher

(model 1)

higher

higherb

Perceived stigma

National

(Sample 1)

lower

=

=

=

=

=

lower (consumer)

higher (carer)

=a

Local community

(Sample 2)

higher

lower

higher

lower

higher

Depressed community

(Survey 3)

=

=

higher

higher

=

Social distance

National

(Sample 1)

higher

higher

higher

(p = 0.053)

=

=

=

higher

(except NS service provider)

higher


a Recognition of depression item; b D-Lit; yrs = years; NS = Not significant

Griffiths et al. BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:25   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-8-25

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