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Table 1 Crosstabulation report between gender of respondents and their responses on some variables assessing perceived fear towards psychiatric patients

From: Attitude of health workers to the care of psychiatric patients

Variable Male Female    
  Agree (%) Disagree (%) Agree (%) Disagree (%) χ2 df P value
Not a danger to other patients 129 (65.5%) 68 (34.5%) 84 (51.2%) 80 (48.8%)    
Good reason to resist location 73 (37.1%) 121 (61.4%) 88 (53.7%) 76 (46.3%) 12.6 4 0.01
Too great a risk to other people 61 (31.0%) 136 (69.0%) 79 (48.2%) 84 (51.2%) 13.4 4 0.01
Wards should be placed outside the hospital premises 64 (32.5%) 133 (67.5%) 76 (46.3%) 88 (53.7%) 7.88 2 0.02
Do not want my place of work to be next door to a psychiatric ward 92 (46.7%) 103 (52.3%) 100 (61.0%) 64 (39.0%) 9.66 4 0.047
Accept location of psychiatric wards within hospital premises 166 (84.3%) 31 (15.7%) 109 (66.5%) 54 (32.9%) 16.5 4 0.00
  1. P ≤ 0.05 is significant.
  2. df = degrees of freedom.