Table 2

Percentage (and 95% CI) of respondents mentioning each category in response to the open-ended question about how the person in the vignette could best be helped

Type of help mentioned

Country

Depression Vignette

Depression/Suicidal Vignette

Early Schizophrenia Vignette

Chronic Schizophrenia Vignette


See a doctor/GP

Australia

56.3 (52.5–60.0)

49.3 (44.4–54.1)

32.1 (27.6–37.0)

21.0 (17.2–25.4)

Japan

20.8 (17.2–24.4)

20.0 (16.5–23.5)

13.4 (10.4–16.4)

15.8 (12.6–19.0)

See a psychiatrist

Australia

13.0 (10.7–15.6)

18.2 (14.9–22.0)

32.0 (27.8–36.4)

27.9 (23.6–32.6)

Japan

43.8 (39.4–48.2)

49.0 (44.6–53.4)

58.6 (54.3–62.9)

60.0 (55.7–64.3)

Take medication

Australia

6.1 (4.7–7.8)

8.7 (6.5–11.5)

8.3 (6.0–11.4)

11.7 (9.0–15.1)

Japan

3.4 (1.8–5.0)

8.0 (5.6–10.4)

7.8 (5.4–10.2)

5.8 (3.7–7.9)

See a counselor or have counseling

Australia

27.7 (24.7–30.9)

37.4 (33.2–41.8)

28.9 (24.7–33.4)

20.8 (17.3–24.7)

Japan

62.0 (57.7–66.3)

74.8 (71.0–78.6)

76.4 (72.7–80.1)

72.2 (68.3–76.1)

Talk over with friends/family

Australia

22.9 (19.8–26.4)

24.0 (20.0–28.6)

21.9 (18.0–26.3)

14.4 (11.2–18.4)

Japan

71.8 (67.8–75.8)

70.4 (66.4–74.4)

43.8 (39.4–48.2)

45.2 (40.8–49.6)

Person must first recognize problem

Australia

5.4 (3.8–7.6)

6.6 (4.3–9.9)

5.3 (3.3–8.4)

6.0 (4.1–8.7)

Japan

23.4 (19.7–27.1)

24.4 (20.6–28.2)

23.4 (19.7–27.1)

21.8 (18.2–25.4)

Other

Australia

37.9 (34.0–41.8)

36.0 (31.1–41.1)

40.1 (34.9–45.4)

49.8 (44.6–55.0)

Japan

8.4 (6.0–10.8)

2.6 (1.2–4.0)

4.4 (2.6–6.2)

7.2 (4.9–9.5)

Don't know

Australia

1.8 (1.1–3.0)

2.5 (1.4–4.6)

2.0 (1.0–3.7)

4.8 (3.1–7.5)

Japan

0.4 (0.0–1.0)

1.0 (0.1–1.9)

1.6 (0.5–2.7)

1.2 (0.2–2.2)


Note: because multiple responses were possible, these percentages do not add up to 100%

Jorm et al. BMC Medicine 2005 3:12   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-3-12

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