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Table 3 Level of awareness of MHCs by gender and age groups (adults, older adults) and their associations in Narail district in Bangladesh

From: An assessment of awareness of mental health conditions and its association with socio-demographic characteristics: a cross-sectional study in a rural district in Bangladesh

Mental Health Conditions Awareness, (heard of) Total, n = 2425 Adults, n = 1278 Older adults, n = 1147
Total Female, n = 1249 Male, n = 1176 Total Female, n = 675 Male, n = 603 Total Female, n = 574 Male, n = 573
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Common MHCs Awareness of any MHCs 1030 (42.5) 475 (38.0) 555 (47.2)a 672 (52.6) 321 (47.6) 351 (58.2)a 358 (31.2) 154 (26.8) 204 (35.6)a
Knowledge of any MHCsb symptom 1020 (99) 470 (98.9) 550 (99.1) 667 (99.3) 318 (99.1) 349 (99.4) 353 (98.6) 152 (98.7) 201 (98.5)
Awareness of all MHCs 82 (3.4) 28 (2.2) 54 (4.6)a 64 (5) 26 (3.9) 38 (6.3)a 18 (1.6) 2 (0.3) 16 (2.8)a
Knowledge of all MHCsb symptoms 76 (92.7) 24 (85.7) 52 (96.3) 58 (90.6) 22 (84.6) 36 (94.7) 18 (100) 2 (100) 16 (100)
Self-reported MHCs 9 (0.9) 5 (1.1) 4 (0.7) 7 (1) 4 (1.2) 3 (0.9) 2 (0.6) 1 (0.6) 1 (0.5)
Severe MHCs Awareness of any MHCs 682 (28.1) 334 (26.7) 348 (29.6) 438 (34.3) 217 (32.1) 221 (36.7) 244 (21.3) 117 (20.4) 127 (22.2)
Knowledge of any MHCsb symptom 676 (99.1) 331 (99.1) 345 (99.1) 433 (98.9) 215 (99.1) 218 (98.6) 243 (99.6) 116 (99.1) 127 (100)
Awareness of all MHCs 31 (1.3) 13 (1.0) 18 (1.5) 24 (1.9) 12 (1.8) 12 (2) 7 (0.6) 1 (0.2) 6 (1.0)
Knowledge of all MHCsb
symptoms
23 (74.2) 8 (61.5) 15 (83.3) 17 (70.8) 8 (66.7) 9 (75) 6 (85.7) 0 (0) 6 (100)
Self-reported MHCs 6 (0.9) 3 (0.9) 3 (0.9) 4 (0.9) 1 (0.5) 3 (1.4) 2 (0.8) 2 (1.7) 0 (0)
  1. a Significant at 0.001; b knowledge is related to participants who are aware about the disorders