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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participants (n = 595) and results of binary analysis

From: Factors associated with unwillingness to seek professional help for depression: a web-based survey

  Total Willingness to seek professional help for their depression t p
N = 595 No (n = 329) Yes (n = 266)
Mean SD Mean SD Mean SD
Age 34.9 10.2 35.4 10.1 34.5 10.2 1.09 0.28
Age at onset 30.9 10.4 30.4 10.4 31.5 10.3 1.29 0.20
Duration of depressive symptoms without seeking professional help (months) 48.0 36.5 49.0 39.3 46.7 38.1 − 0.72 0.47
  Total Willingness to seek professional help for their depression χ p
No Yes
N % n % n %
Sex
 Male 268 45.0 170.0 63.4 98.0 36.6 13.07 < 0.01*
 Female 327 55.0 159.0 48.6 168.0 51.4   
Vocation
 Student
  Yes 52 8.7 30.0 57.7 22.0 42.3 0.13 0.72
 Company worker
  Yes 269 45.2 146.0 54.3 123.0 45.7 0.21 0.65
 Public officer
  Yes 11 1.8 7.0 63.6 4.0 36.4 0.32 0.57
 Independent business
  Yes 35 5.9 19.0 54.3 16.0 45.7 0.02 0.90
 Homemaker
  Yes 117 19.7 54.0 46.2 63.0 53.8 4.92 0.03
 None
  Yes 41 6.9 26.0 63.4 15.0 36.6 0.00 0.96
Trigger of depression
 Work problem
  Yes 350 58.8 196.0 56.0 154.0 44.0 0.17 0.68
 Family issue
  Yes 216 36.3 116.0 53.7 100.0 46.3 0.35 0.56
 Any interpersonal relationship
  Yes 173 29.1 88.0 50.9 85.0 49.1 1.93 0.16
 Financial difficulties
  Yes 311 52.3 186.0 59.8 125.0 40.2 5.37 0.021*
 Physical illness
  Yes 128 21.5 63.0 49.2 65.0 50.8 2.44 0.12
 Separation from family member
  Yes 14 2.4 9.0 64.3 5.0 35.7 0.47 0.49
 None
  Yes 41 6.9 26.0 63.4 15.0 36.6 1.18 0.28
  1. p < 0.05