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Table 1 Association of public attitudes towards mental healthcare facilities and socio-demographic characteristics

From: Rural community attitude towards mental healthcare: a mixed-method study in Khurda district of Odisha, India

Socio-demographic characteristics N (%) Score of public attitude towards mental illness mean [SD] Point estimate/test statistics p value
Gender
 Male 198 (50) 2.10 [0.40] t = − 2.47 0.014*
 Female 197 (50) 2.21 [0.43]   
Age in years
> 25 60 (15.19) 1.98 [0.45] F = 2.54 0.0037*
 25–34 103 (26.08) 2.14 [0.38]
 35–44 86 (21.77) 2.14 [0.42]
 45–54 92 (23.29) 2.24 [0.39]
 ≤ 55 54 (13.67) 2.28 [0.44]
Education
 Illiterate 97 (25) 2.31 [0.35] F = 16.60 < 0.001*
 Primary 99 (25) 2.27 [0.34]
 Secondary 138 (35) 2.07 [0.44]
 Graduation and above 61 (15) 1.92 [0.41]
Strong religious belief
 Yes 325 (82) 2.16 [0.42] t = − 0.3021 0.762
 No 70 (18) 2.17 [0.39]
Religion
 Hinduism 339 (86) 2.18 [0.40] F = 11.10 < 0.001*
 Islam 42 (11) 2.19 [0.28]
 Christianity 10 (2) 1.74 [0.71]
 Others 4 (1) 1.21 [0.14]
  1. t = t test; F = ANOVA
  2. *p value < 0.05 statistically significant