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Table 5 Distribution of help-seeking intention towards mental illness from traditional help source among resident 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

VariableCategoryHelp-seeking intention from TFOH
LikelyUnlikelyCORAOR
Age18–2493 (38.6%)148 (61.4%)ReferenceReference
25–34226 (48.8%)237 (51.2%)1.51 (1.10–2.08)1.46 (1.02–2.09)*
35–4481 (42%)112 (58%)1.15 (0.78–1.69)1.03 (0.64–1.64)
> 4422 (44%)28 (46%)1.25 (0.67–2.31)1.28 (0.61–2.71)
Marital statusSingle185 (43.4%)241 (56.6%)ReferenceReference
Married185 (44.4%)232 (55.6%)1.04 (0.79–1.36)1.06 (0.76–1.48)
Divorced44 (51.8%)41 (48.2%)1.39 (0.87–2.23)1.53 (0.89–2.62)
Widowed8 (42.1%)11 (57.9%)0.94 (0.37–2.40)1.21 (0.41–3.54)
Social supportPoor147 (39.2%)228 (60.8%)ReferenceReference
Moderate192 (46.9%)217 (53.1%)1.37 (1.03–1.82)1.41 (1.04–1.91)*
Strong83 (50.9%)80 (49.1%)1.60 (1.11–2.33)1.85 (1.24–2.75)**
From where you got the information?Mass media42 (67.7%)20 (32.3%)ReferenceReference
Magazine21 (50.0%)21 (50.0%)0.47 (0.21–1.06)0.54 (0.23–1.26)
Health institution70 (63.6%)40 (36.4%)0.83 (0.43–1.61)0.91 (0.45–1.83)
Other people169 (44.9%)207 (55.1%)0.38 (0.22–0.68)0.37 (0.20–0.67)**
Religious and school120 (33.6%)237 (66.4%)0.24 (0.13–0.43)0.44 (0.12–1.53)
How severe do you think mental illness is?Mild9 (37.5%)15 (62.5%)ReferenceReference
Moderate21 (31.8%)45 (68.2%)0.77 (0.29–2.06)0.65 (0.26–1.61)
Severe130 (42.3%)177 (57.7%)1.22 (0.52–2.88)0.43 (0.24–0.77)**
Very severe262 (47.6%)288 (52.4%)1.51 (0.65–3.52)0.73 (0.54–1.00)
Do you think mental illness require treatment?Yes341 (44.1%)432 (55.9%)2.12 (1.62–2.78)2.21 (0.73–6.66)
No81 (46.6%)93 (53.4%)ReferenceReference
  1. TFOH traditional form of help
  2. *p-value < 0.05, **p-value < 0.01 *other people = informed by someone somewhere else