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Table 3 Gender and age effects of baseline and post-lecture (N = 834)

From: Usefulness of an educational lecture focusing on improvement in public awareness of and attitudes toward depression and its treatments

  Baseline Post-lecture
  Disease-model attitudes Help-seeking behavior Negative affect toward depression Non-medication solutions Disease-model attitudes Help-seeking behavior Negative affect toward depression Non-medication solutions
Gender
Males (n = 245) 19.2 ± 5.1 13.0 ± 4.1 9.8 ± 3.2 7.6 ± 3.2 22.6 ± 4.5 14.7 ± 3.4 12.1 ± 3.4 * 9.5 ± 3.1
Females (n = 589) 19.5 ± 4.9 13.5 ± 3.6 10.1 ± 3.1 7.3 ± 3.1 22.7 ± 4.7 15.1 ± 3.4 12.7 ± 3.5 9.6 ± 3.3
Age
29 (n = 150) 20.0 ± 4.4 12.0 ± 3.3cde 10.4 ± 3.0 7.4 ± 2.7 23.6 ± 3.7 14.3 ± 3.2cd 12.6 ± 3.0 9.7 ± 2.8
30-39 (n = 165) 20.3 ± 4.9 12.8 ± 3.9e 10.0 ± 3.0 7.6 ± 3.1 23.3 ± 4.6 14.7 ± 3.5 12.5 ± 3.2 9.4 ± 3.1
40-49 (n = 178) 20.1 ± 4.7 1 3.6 ± 3.7 10.3 ± 3.0 7.6 ± 3.3 23.2 ± 4.2 15.4 ± 3.4 13.2 ± 3.3 9.8 ± 3.2
50-59 (n = 234) 18.9 ± 5.0b 13.8 ± 3.7 10.0 ± 3.4 7.2 ± 3.3 22.0 ± 5.0a 15.3 ± 3.5 12.5 ± 3.8 9.6 ± 3.4
60 (n = 107) 17.1 ± 5.0abcd 14.4 ± 3.7 9.0 ± 3.1ac 7.1 ± 3.0 20.8 ± 5.1abc 15.3 ± 3.2 11.5 ± 3.6c 9.3 ± 3.5
  1. * Significance from females (p < 0.05)
  2. a-e: Significance from the age groups of 29a, 30-39b, 40-49c, 50-59d and 60e years (p < 0.05)