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Table 4 Distribution of help-seeking intention for mental illness from health workers among residents of Mertule Mariam town East Gojam Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia, 2017

From: Help-seeking intention and associated factors towards mental illness among residents of Mertule Mariam town, East Gojam Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia: a mixed-method study

VariablesCategoryHelp-seeking intention from HW
LikelyUnlikelyCORAOR
Age18–24194 (80.5%)47 (19.5%) Reference Reference
25–34379 (81.9%)84 (18.1%)1.09 (0.73– 1.62)1.31 (0.8–2.06)
35–44158 (81.9%)35 (18.1%)1.09 (0.67–1.77)1.67 (0.9–3.0)
> 4441 (82%)9 (18%)1.10 (0.50–2.43)2.27 (0.88–5.85)
Marital statusSingle360 (84.5%)66 (15.5%)ReferenceReference
Married325 (77.9%)92 (22.1%)0.64 (0.45–0.92)0.48 (0.32–0.74)**
Divorced73 (85.9%)12 (14.1%)1.11 (0.57–2.16)0.87 (0.41–1.82)
Widowed14 (73.7%)5 (26.3%)0.51 (0.18–1.47)0.37 (0.11–1.28)
Social supportPoor290 (77.3%)85 (22.7%)Reference Reference
Moderate349 (85.3%)60 (14.7%)1.70 (1.18–2.45)1.85 (1.25–2.72)**
Strong133 (81.6%)30 (18.4%)1.29 (0.81–2.37)1.45 (0.88–2.37)
Source of information about mental illnessMass media56 (90.3%)6 (9.7%)Reference Reference
Magazine34 (81.0%)8 (19.0%)0.45 (0.14–1.42)0.41 (0.12–1.38)
Health institution98 (89.1%)12 (10.9%)0.87 (0.31–2.46)0.79 (0.27–2.33)
Other people313 (83.2%)63 (16.8%)0.53 (0.22–1.28)0.48 (0.19–1.22)
Religious and school271 (75.9%)86 (24.1%)0.33 (0.14–0.81)1.02 (0.24–4.23)
Perceived severity of mental illnessMild15 (62.5%)9 (37.5%)ReferenceReference
Moderate56 (84.8%)10 (15.2%)3.36 (1.15–9.75)0.35 (0.13–1.09)
Severe251 (81.8%)56 (18.2%)2.68 (1.12–6.45)1.09 (0.51–2.30)
Very severe450 (81.8%)100 (18.2%)2.7 (1.15–6.34)0.97 (0.66–1.42)
Do you think mental illness requires treatment?Yes629 (81.4%)144 (18.6%)1.88 (1.35–2.62)3.42 (1.11–10.55)*
No143 (82.2%)31 (17.8%)ReferenceReference
  1. HW health worker
  2. *p-value < 0.05, **p-value < 0.01 *other people = informed by someone somewhere else