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2007

Level of agreement with the statement that people are caring and sympathetic to persons with mental illness - Adjusted proportions Tables †

Level of agreement with the statement that treatment can help persons with mental illness lead normal lives - Adjusted proportions Tables †

Level of agreement with the statement that people are caring and sympathetic to persons with mental illness - Unadjusted proportion Tables

Level of agreement with the statement that treatment can help persons with mental illness lead normal lives - Unadjusted proportions Tables

Level of agreement with the statement that people are caring and sympathetic to persons with mental illness - Adjusted proportions † DIST. OF COL, 2007

Agree strongly
Agree slightly
Neither agree nor disagree
Disagree slightly
Disagree strongly
Characteristics
Sample Size
%
(95% CI)
%
(95% CI)
%
(95% CI)
%
(95% CI)
%
(95% CI)
TOTAL
3,308
21.5
(19.6-23.6)
33.3
(31.0-35.6)
3.1
(2.5-3.9)
28.8
(26.8-30.8)
13.3
(11.9-14.8)
Age group (yrs)
18-24
98
20.1
(12.6-30.6)
46.3
(35.1-57.9)
1.3
(0.3-6.2)**
27.3
(18.3-38.8)
4.9
(2.3-10.2)*
25-34
478
15.8
(11.9-20.6)
34.6
(29.5-40.1)
3.3
(2.0-5.5)
31.6
(27.2-36.3)
14.8
(11.3-19.1)
35-54
1,215
20.9
(18.0-24.1)
31.3
(28.1-34.6)
3
(2.1-4.3)
29.6
(26.7-32.7)
15.3
(13.1-17.7)
55+
1,478
26.9
(24.0-30.0)
31.1
(28.2-34.2)
3.6
(2.7-4.7)
26.3
(23.7-29.1)
12.2
(10.4-14.2)
Sex
Male
1,278
22.2
(19.2-25.5)
36.4
(32.8-40.1)
3.1
(2.2-4.3)
28.6
(25.6-31.7)
9.8
(7.8-12.1)
Female
2,030
20.8
(18.5-23.3)
30.3
(27.8-33.0)
3.2
(2.4-4.2)
29.2
(26.8-31.7)
16.5
(14.6-18.6)
Race/Ethnicity
White, non-Hispanic
1,641
13.4
(11.0-16.1)
33
(30.2-35.8)
4.9
(3.8-6.3)
34.4
(31.7-37.2)
14.4
(12.4-16.6)
Black, non-Hispanic
1,276
26.5
(23.5-29.7)
31.1
(27.8-34.6)
1.6
(1.1-2.5)
23.9
(21.1-26.9)
16.9
(14.4-19.7)
Hispanic
180
32.9
(25.5-41.2)
36.5
(28.1-45.7)
1.3
(0.4-4.3)**
22.3
(16.0-30.1)
7
(4.1-11.8)
Other
157
21.2
(14.5-29.9)
31.6
(23.7-40.7)
6.5
(3.1-13.1)*
24.4
(17.6-32.9)
16.3
(11.2-23.1)
Educational level
<High School
227
38.7
(31.0-47.1)
38.4
(29.3-48.4)
1.5
(0.5-4.4)**
14.9
(10.1-21.3)
6.5
(3.2-12.6)*
High School graduate
442
28.4
(23.3-34.2)
36.1
(29.9-42.8)
1
(0.4-2.5)*
23.1
(18.0-29.0)
11.4
(8.5-15.2)
Some College
530
19.7
(15.7-24.5)
37.8
(32.4-43.5)
2.8
(1.5-4.9)
26.2
(21.6-31.3)
13.5
(10.4-17.3)
> College Graduate
2,105
13.2
(11.3-15.4)
31.8
(29.3-34.4)
4.1
(3.2-5.2)
35.3
(32.7-37.9)
15.6
(13.7-17.6)
Household Income
<
$20,000
397
27.8
(22.6-33.6)
29.2
(23.3-36.0)
1.8
(1.0-3.2)*
22.4
(17.4-28.3)
18.9
(13.7-25.4)
$20,000-$35,000
384
29.5
(24.0-35.7)
36.4
(29.7-43.6)
0.5
(0.2-1.4)*
23
(18.2-28.5)
10.6
(7.6-14.6)
$35,000-$50,000
342
20.8
(15.6-27.1)
39
(32.4-46.0)
1.3
(0.5-3.3)*
27.7
(22.0-34.1)
11.2
(7.8-15.8)
$50,000-$75,000
433
17.3
(13.0-22.8)
28.6
(23.1-34.8)
3.9
(2.2-6.9)
35.5
(29.8-41.6)
14.7
(11.4-18.8)
>
$75,000
1,472
15
(12.5-17.9)
35.8
(32.7-39.0)
4.4
(3.3-5.8)
31.7
(28.9-34.6)
13.2
(11.3-15.3)
Employment status
Employed
2,055
19.8
(17.5-22.3)
33.2
(30.5-35.9)
3.6
(2.8-4.7)
29.9
(27.6-32.4)
13.5
(11.8-15.4)
Out of work
149
15.1
(9.5-23.1)
36.3
(26.3-47.7)
0.7
(0.2-2.2)**
31.7
(22.8-42.2)
16.2
(10.2-24.9)
A homemaker
111
26.3
(17.3-37.7)
40.8
(29.1-53.6)
2.9
(1.0-8.3)**
16.9
(10.5-26.2)
13.2
(7.7-21.6)
A student
98
29.8
(18.9-43.7)
34.4
(23.9-46.8)
1.6
(0.2-10.1)**
24.4
(16.6-34.3)
9.7
(5.3-17.1)
Retired
750
25.5
(21.9-29.4)
33.3
(29.2-37.8)
2.9
(1.9-4.4)
28.8
(24.8-33.0)
9.6
(7.6-12.0)
Unable to work
134
23.5
(15.1-34.7)
24.2
(14.6-37.3)
2
(0.8-5.2)*
25.2
(17.0-35.8)
25.1
(16.5-36.3)
Veteran status
Yes
362
19.5
(14.9-25.1)
35.2
(29.1-41.8)
3.3
(1.7-6.3)*
28.6
(23.1-34.8)
13.3
(9.5-18.4)
No
2,943
21.7
(19.6-23.9)
33.1
(30.8-35.5)
3.1
(2.5-3.9)
28.8
(26.7-30.9)
13.3
(11.8-14.9)
Diabetes (self-report)
Yes
284
23.9
(18.6-30.2)
34.2
(27.1-42.1)
1.3
(0.6-2.5)*
27.7
(21.6-34.8)
12.9
(9.1-17.8)
No
3,021
21.3
(19.2-23.4)
33.2
(30.9-35.6)
3.3
(2.6-4.1)
28.9
(26.9-31.0)
13.3
(11.9-15.0)
CVD history (self-report)
Yes
241
26
(19.2-34.1)
29.7
(22.8-37.8)
2.2
(1.0-5.0)*
25.9
(19.9-33.0)
16.1
(11.6-22.0)
No
3,034
21.1
(19.1-23.2)
33.6
(31.3-36.0)
3.2
(2.5-4.0)
29
(27.0-31.1)
13.1
(11.6-14.7)
Asthma (self-report)
Yes
501
24
(19.0-29.7)
32.1
(27.1-37.7)
2.9
(1.6-5.3)*
26
(21.8-30.7)
15
(11.8-18.8)
No
2,799
21.1
(19.0-23.3)
33.5
(31.1-36.0)
3.2
(2.5-4.0)
29.3
(27.2-31.6)
13
(11.5-14.6)
Arthritis (self-report)
Yes
1,012
23.5
(20.1-27.3)
33.6
(29.7-37.7)
2.6
(1.7-4.1)
27.3
(24.0-30.9)
12.9
(10.7-15.5)
No
2,284
20.8
(18.6-23.3)
33.3
(30.7-36.0)
3.3
(2.6-4.3)
29.2
(26.9-31.5)
13.4
(11.7-15.2)
Frequent Mental Distress
Yes
266
13.8
(9.0-20.6)
35.1
(27.3-43.9)
2
(0.9-4.4)*
27.1
(21.4-33.6)
22
(15.9-29.6)
No
3,013
22.4
(20.3-24.6)
33.2
(30.9-35.6)
3.2
(2.6-4.0)
28.9
(26.9-31.1)
12.3
(10.9-13.8)
Serious Psychological Distress
Yes
78
26.1
(14.6-42.1)
24.1
(12.6-41.2)*
0.8
(0.1-5.5)**
24.3
(14.8-37.2)
24.7
(15.1-37.7)
No
3,192
21.5
(19.6-23.6)
33.6
(31.3-35.9)
3.2
(2.6-4.0)
28.7
(26.8-30.8)
12.9
(11.5-14.5)
Receiving Medicine/Treatment from health professional
Yes
418
16.1
(11.3-22.3)
30.5
(24.8-36.8)
2.4
(1.3-4.3)*
29.9
(24.9-35.3)
21.2
(16.5-26.8)
No
2,880
22.2
(20.2-24.4)
33.9
(31.5-36.3)
3.3
(2.6-4.1)
28.6
(26.5-30.7)
12.1
(10.7-13.6)

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Level of agreement with the statement that treatment can help persons with mental illness lead normal lives - Adjusted proportions Tables † DIST. OF COL, 2007

Agree strongly
Agree slightly
Neither agree nor disagree
Disagree slightly
Disagree strongly
Characteristics
Sample Size
%
(95% CI)
%
(95% CI)
%
(95% CI)
%
(95% CI)
%
(95% CI)
TOTAL
3,336
74.2
(72.1-76.3)
20.2
(18.3-22.3)
1.4
(0.9-2.2)
2.8
(2.1-3.6)
1.4
(1.0-2.0)
Age group (yrs)
18-24
98
58
(46.8-68.3)
29.6
(20.1-41.2)
5.2
(1.6-15.4)**
5.6
(2.5-12.2)*
1.6
(0.4-6.4)**
25-34
480
71.8
(66.4-76.6)
23.8
(19.3-29.0)
1.2
(0.5-3.0)*
1.8
(0.9-3.8)*
1.4
(0.6-3.0)*
35-54
1,216
76.7
(73.5-79.7)
18.4
(15.7-21.6)
1.1
(0.6-2.1)*
2.2
(1.4-3.5)
1.5
(0.9-2.6)
55+
1,504
77.6
(74.9-80.2)
17.2
(14.8-19.8)
1
(0.6-1.7)
3.1
(2.1-4.5)
1.1
(0.7-1.9)
Sex
Male
1,291
73.7
(70.1-76.9)
20.9
(17.9-24.3)
1.7
(0.8-3.3)*
2.5
(1.6-3.9)
1.2
(0.7-2.1)
Female
2,045
75.2
(72.7-77.6)
19.2
(17.0-21.6)
1.2
(0.6-2.1)
2.9
(2.1-4.0)
1.5
(0.9-2.3)
Race/Ethnicity
White, non-Hispanic
1,656
80.8
(78.1-83.2)
15.9
(13.7-18.4)
0.9
(0.5-1.8)*
1.6
(1.0-2.7)
0.8
(0.3-1.9)*
Black, non-Hispanic
1,283
69
(65.6-72.2)
22
(19.2-25.1)
2
(1.1-3.7)*
5.2
(3.8-7.1)
1.7
(1.1-2.7)
Hispanic
183
69.8
(61.0-77.4)
24.4
(17.3-33.2)
1
(0.2-3.9)**
2
(0.7-5.2)*
2.8
(1.2-6.2)*
Other
158
71
(62.1-78.5)
22.5
(15.6-31.3)
1.5
(0.4-4.8)**
2.4
(0.7-7.7)**
2.7
(1.0-7.1)*
Educational level
<High School
234
74.1
(65.9-81.0)
18.7
(12.7-26.7)
0.7
(0.1-3.5)**
3.2
(1.7-5.9)*
3.2
(2.0-5.1)
High School graduate
442
66.4
(60.4-72.0)
26.1
(20.8-32.3)
1.7
(0.8-3.8)*
3.8
(2.3-6.3)
1.9
(0.9-3.6)*
Some College
532
70.1
(64.9-74.8)
23.2
(18.8-28.3)
2.7
(1.1-6.5)*
3.1
(1.9-5.3)
0.9
(0.3-2.3)*
> College Graduate
2,124
80.6
(78.2-82.8)
16
(13.9-18.2)
0.9
(0.5-1.6)*
1.6
(1.0-2.6)
0.9
(0.5-1.7)*
Household Income
<
$20,000
409
74.2
(68.3-79.3)
18.4
(13.8-24.0)
0.4
(0.1-1.5)**
4.7
(2.9-7.5)
2.3
(1.3-3.9)
$20,000-$35,000
386
66.2
(59.5-72.3)
27.1
(21.4-33.7)
0.7
(0.2-2.0)**
3.6
(2.1-6.0)
2.4
(1.3-4.4)*
$35,000-$50,000
344
68.9
(62.0-75.0)
25.8
(20.0-32.6)
0.8
(0.1-4.6)**
3.4
(1.7-6.7)*
1.1
(0.3-3.9)**
$50,000-$75,000
432
74.6
(68.4-79.9)
21.4
(16.4-27.5)
1.1
(0.4-3.1)**
2.2
(0.8-5.4)*
0.8
(0.2-3.5)**
>
$75,000
1,485
82.4
(79.5-84.9)
14.3
(12.0-16.9)
1.3
(0.6-2.6)*
1.3
(0.6-2.7)*
0.8
(0.3-1.8)*
Employment status
Employed
2,060
76.3
(73.7-78.7)
18.7
(16.5-21.2)
1.6
(0.9-2.9)
2.2
(1.5-3.1)
1.2
(0.7-2.0)
Out of work
153
62.6
(51.5-72.6)
29.2
(20.3-40.0)
3.2
(0.9-11.2)**
2.8
(1.1-6.9)*
2.2
(0.9-5.3)*
A homemaker
117
76.1
(64.4-84.9)
19.4
(11.8-30.4)
0.5
(0.1-3.2)**
3.6
(0.9-12.6)**
0.4
(0.1-1.7)**
A student
98
71.2
(59.8-80.5)
24.1
(15.5-35.5)
0
(0.0-0.0)
3.7
(1.2-10.9)**
1
(0.1-6.6)**
Retired
765
71.5
(67.2-75.5)
22.9
(19.2-27.1)
0.8
(0.4-1.8)*
3.3
(2.0-5.6)
1.4
(0.7-2.6)*
Unable to work
133
75.5
(64.7-83.8)
15.6
(8.5-27.0)
0.9
(0.2-4.2)**
5
(2.3-10.5)*
3
(1.4-6.3)*
Veteran status
Yes
369
73.5
(67.2-79.0)
21
(16.1-27.0)
1.6
(0.7-3.5)*
3.3
(1.4-7.7)*
0.6
(0.2-1.9)**
No
2,964
74.4
(72.1-76.6)
20
(18.0-22.2)
1.4
(0.8-2.3)
2.7
(2.1-3.6)
1.5
(1.0-2.1)
Diabetes (self-report)
Yes
285
73.2
(66.0-79.3)
21.3
(15.5-28.5)
0.7
(0.2-2.5)**
4
(1.9-8.0)*
0.9
(0.3-2.4)**
No
3,048
74.2
(72.0-76.4)
20.1
(18.1-22.3)
1.5
(1.0-2.4)
2.7
(2.0-3.5)
1.5
(1.0-2.1)
CVD history (self-report)
Yes
241
74.4
(66.9-80.6)
20.2
(14.5-27.4)
0.4
(0.0-2.5)**
4
(1.8-8.8)*
1.1
(0.4-3.1)**
No
3,062
74.1
(71.9-76.3)
20.3
(18.3-22.5)
1.5
(0.9-2.4)
2.7
(2.0-3.6)
1.4
(1.0-2.0)
Asthma (self-report)
Yes
498
76.6
(71.6-80.9)
17.9
(14.0-22.6)
0.4
(0.2-0.8)*
3
(1.7-5.3)
2.1
(1.0-4.5)*
No
2,829
73.7
(71.3-75.9)
20.6
(18.5-22.9)
1.7
(1.1-2.6)
2.8
(2.1-3.7)
1.3
(0.9-1.9)
Arthritis (self-report)
Yes
1,026
74.1
(70.4-77.5)
20.2
(17.1-23.7)
1.2
(0.5-2.6)*
3.2
(2.1-5.0)
1.3
(0.8-2.2)
No
2,298
74.2
(71.6-76.6)
20.3
(18.0-22.7)
1.5
(0.9-2.6)
2.6
(1.9-3.6)
1.4
(0.9-2.1)
Frequent Mental Distress
Yes
264
73.6
(65.9-80.1)
20
(14.2-27.5)
1.7
(0.5-5.2)**
3.4
(1.8-6.4)*
1.4
(0.5-3.5)*
No
3,040
74.4
(72.1-76.5)
20.2
(18.2-22.4)
1.4
(0.9-2.3)
2.7
(2.0-3.6)
1.3
(0.9-1.9)
Serious Psychological Distress
Yes
77
73.7
(60.1-83.9)
16.7
(8.9-29.3)*
0.6
(0.1-5.2)**
2.2
(0.8-6.1)**
6.7
(3.5-12.5)*
No
3,217
74.1
(71.9-76.2)
20.3
(18.4-22.5)
1.5
(0.9-2.3)
2.8
(2.1-3.6)
1.3
(0.9-1.9)
Receiving Medicine/Treatment from health professional
Yes
425
81
(75.1-85.8)
14.4
(10.0-20.1)
0.5
(0.1-2.2)**
2.1
(0.9-4.7)*
2
(1.0-4.2)*
No
2,900
73.2
(70.9-75.4)
21.1
(19.0-23.3)
1.5
(0.9-2.5)
2.9
(2.2-3.8)
1.3
(0.9-1.9)

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Level of agreement with the statement that people are caring and sympathetic to persons with mental illness - Unadjusted proportions DIST. OF COL, 2007

Agree strongly
Agree slightly
Neither agree nor disagree
Disagree slightly
Disagree strongly
Characteristics
Sample Size
%
(95% CI)
%
(95% CI)
%
(95% CI)
%
(95% CI)
%
(95% CI)
TOTAL
3,308
20
(18.2-21.9)
32.3
(30.2-34.4)
3.1
(2.5-3.8)
29.7
(27.8-31.7)
15
(13.5-16.6)
Age group (yrs)
18-24
98
24.3
(15.5-35.9)
43.9
(33.0-55.5)
1.4
(0.3-6.7)**
24.9
(16.4-35.8)
5.5
(2.6-11.4)*
25-34
478
13.9
(10.3-18.5)
34.3
(29.2-39.7)
3.1
(1.9-5.2)
32.9
(28.3-37.9)
15.7
(12.0-20.4)
35-54
1,215
18.5
(15.8-21.5)
31.2
(28.1-34.5)
2.9
(2.1-4.1)
30.9
(27.9-34.0)
16.5
(14.2-19.1)
55+
1,478
26.1
(23.3-29.1)
29.4
(26.8-32.3)
3.5
(2.6-4.6)
26.6
(24.0-29.3)
14.4
(12.5-16.6)
Sex
Male
1,278
20.3
(17.5-23.4)
36
(32.6-39.6)
3
(2.2-4.1)
30
(26.9-33.2)
10.7
(8.6-13.3)
Female
2,030
19.7
(17.5-22.1)
29
(26.7-31.6)
3.1
(2.4-4.1)
29.5
(27.2-31.9)
18.6
(16.6-20.7)
Race/Ethnicity
White, non-Hispanic
1,641
8.9
(7.2-10.8)
34.4
(31.6-37.2)
4.7
(3.7-6.0)
38.7
(35.9-41.5)
13.4
(11.5-15.4)
Black, non-Hispanic
1,276
27.2
(24.2-30.5)
29.6
(26.4-33.1)
1.6
(1.1-2.5)
23.7
(21.0-26.8)
17.7
(15.1-20.7)
Hispanic
180
33.9
(26.1-42.6)
36.4
(28.0-45.8)
1.2
(0.4-4.1)**
21.6
(15.4-29.4)
6.9
(4.0-11.6)
Other
157
17.1
(11.4-24.8)
33
(24.6-42.5)
6.2
(3.0-12.6)*
27.3
(19.8-36.3)
16.4
(11.1-23.5)
Educational level
<High School
227
47.9
(39.2-56.7)
31.2
(22.9-41.0)
1.5
(0.5-4.3)**
11.9
(8.1-17.3)
7.5
(3.8-14.5)*
High School graduate
442
32.4
(26.9-38.4)
31.3
(25.8-37.5)
0.9
(0.4-2.4)*
20.8
(16.3-26.2)
14.5
(11.0-19.0)
Some College
530
21.1
(16.9-26.0)
34.6
(29.4-40.1)
2.7
(1.5-4.7)
24.9
(20.6-29.8)
16.7
(13.0-21.2)
> College Graduate
2,105
11.9
(10.1-13.9)
32
(29.6-34.5)
4
(3.2-5.0)
36.4
(33.9-39.0)
15.7
(13.9-17.8)
Household Income
< $20,000
397
35.4
(29.3-42.0)
24.5
(19.3-30.6)
1.6
(0.9-2.9)*
17.8
(13.7-22.7)
20.8
(15.3-27.5)
$20,000-$35,000
384
34.1
(28.1-40.7)
32.3
(26.0-39.3)
0.5
(0.2-1.3)*
20.7
(16.4-25.8)
12.4
(8.9-16.9)
$35,000-$50,000
342
20.9
(15.7-27.3)
36.3
(30.0-43.1)
1.3
(0.5-3.2)*
27.9
(22.2-34.3)
13.7
(9.6-19.0)
$50,000-$75,000
433
14.8
(10.9-19.8)
26.4
(21.4-32.2)
3.8
(2.1-6.7)
37.3
(31.5-43.4)
17.6
(13.8-22.3)
> $75,000
1,472
11
(9.1-13.2)
35.3
(32.3-38.4)
4.3
(3.3-5.6)
35.1
(32.2-38.1)
14.3
(12.3-16.6)
Employment status
Employed
2,055
16.3
(14.2-18.5)
33.3
(30.7-36.0)
3.5
(2.7-4.5)
32.4
(30.0-34.9)
14.6
(12.8-16.5)
Out of work
149
17.6
(11.4-26.3)
33.6
(24.1-44.8)
0.5
(0.1-2.5)**
29.3
(20.8-39.6)
18.9
(12.0-28.5)
A homemaker
111
26.5
(17.3-38.3)
36.9
(25.8-49.5)
2.7
(0.9-7.9)**
18
(11.1-27.8)
15.9
(9.2-26.0)
A student
98
28.4
(17.9-41.8)
36.2
(25.4-48.6)
1.5
(0.2-9.7)**
24.7
(16.7-35.0)
9.2
(5.0-16.4)*
Retired
750
30.4
(26.5-34.7)
29
(25.3-32.9)
3
(2.0-4.5)
25.7
(22.2-29.6)
11.8
(9.5-14.6)
Unable to work
134
30.4
(20.5-42.5)
20.1
(11.7-32.1)
2
(0.7-5.3)**
19.6
(12.8-28.6)
28
(19.7-38.2)
Veteran status
Yes
362
21
(15.9-27.2)
35.8
(29.6-42.6)
3.5
(1.9-6.6)*
26.3
(21.1-32.3)
13.3
(9.5-18.4)
No
2,943
19.8
(17.9-21.8)
31.9
(29.7-34.2)
3
(2.4-3.7)
30.1
(28.1-32.2)
15.2
(13.6-16.9)
Diabetes (self-report)
Yes
284
30.6
(24.4-37.7)
28.7
(22.4-35.9)
1.2
(0.6-2.4)*
23.3
(17.9-29.7)
16.3
(11.7-22.1)
No
3,021
19.1
(17.3-21.1)
32.6
(30.4-34.8)
3.2
(2.6-4.0)
30.3
(28.2-32.3)
14.9
(13.3-16.6)
CVD history (self-report)
Yes
241
32.1
(24.3-40.9)
24.8
(18.5-32.3)
2.4
(1.1-5.2)*
21.5
(16.4-27.8)
19.2
(14.1-25.7)
No
3,034
19.1
(17.3-21.1)
32.8
(30.7-35.1)
3.1
(2.5-3.8)
30.3
(28.3-32.4)
14.7
(13.1-16.3)
Asthma (self-report)
Yes
501
21.7
(16.9-27.5)
30.4
(25.6-35.7)
2.8
(1.5-5.0)*
27.2
(22.9-32.0)
17.8
(14.2-22.1)
No
2,799
19.7
(17.8-21.7)
32.6
(30.3-34.9)
3.1
(2.5-3.9)
30.2
(28.1-32.4)
14.4
(12.8-16.2)
Arthritis (self-report)
Yes
1,012
26
(22.4-29.9)
30
(26.5-33.8)
2.7
(1.8-4.2)
25.6
(22.6-29.0)
15.6
(13.1-18.5)
No
2,284
18.2
(16.2-20.4)
32.9
(30.4-35.5)
3.2
(2.5-4.0)
31
(28.7-33.3)
14.8
(13.0-16.7)
Frequent Mental Distress
Yes
266
14.5
(9.6-21.2)
30.7
(23.5-39.1)
1.9
(0.9-4.2)*
26
(20.4-32.4)
26.8
(19.7-35.4)
No
3,013
20.5
(18.6-22.5)
32.3
(30.2-34.6)
3.1
(2.5-3.9)
30.2
(28.2-32.3)
13.9
(12.4-15.5)
Serious Psychological Distress
Yes
78
30.9
(18.3-47.1)
18.8
(9.2-34.6)*
0.7
(0.1-5.2)**
20
(12.0-31.6)
29.5
(18.6-43.3)
No
3,192
19.7
(17.9-21.6)
32.6
(30.5-34.8)
3.1
(2.5-3.8)
30
(28.0-32.0)
14.6
(13.1-16.3)
Receiving Medicine/Treatment from health professional
Yes
418
14.4
(10.4-19.7)
28.7
(23.3-34.7)
2.3
(1.3-4.2)*
30.8
(25.7-36.4)
23.8
(18.6-29.9)
No
2,880
20.6
(18.7-22.6)
32.8
(30.6-35.1)
3.2
(2.5-3.9)
29.6
(27.6-31.7)
13.9
(12.4-15.5)

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Level of agreement with the statement that treatment can help persons with mental illness lead normal lives - Unadjusted proportions DIST. OF COL, 2007

Agree strongly
Agree slightly
Neither agree nor disagree
Disagree slightly
Disagree strongly
Characteristics
Sample Size
%
(95% CI)
%
(95% CI)
%
(95% CI)
%
(95% CI)
%
(95% CI)
TOTAL
3,336
75.7
(73.7-77.6)
18.6
(16.8-20.4)
1.3
(0.8-2.1)
2.9
(2.3-3.8)
1.5
(1.1-2.1)
Age group (yrs)
18-24
98
53.5
(41.9-64.7)
30.7
(20.9-42.6)
6.2
(2.0-17.8)**
7.3
(3.3-15.5)*
2.4
(0.6-9.0)**
25-34
480
74.3
(69.3-78.7)
21.5
(17.3-26.4)
1
(0.4-2.6)*
1.8
(0.9-3.6)*
1.4
(0.6-3.0)*
35-54
1,216
78.6
(75.6-81.3)
16.7
(14.2-19.5)
0.9
(0.5-1.8)*
2.2
(1.4-3.5)
1.6
(0.9-2.6)
55+
1,504
77.4
(74.7-79.9)
16.4
(14.2-18.8)
1
(0.6-1.6)
3.8
(2.7-5.5)
1.4
(0.8-2.3)
Sex
Male
1,291
75.4
(72.0-78.5)
19.2
(16.3-22.4)
1.5
(0.8-3.0)*
2.6
(1.6-4.0)
1.3
(0.8-2.3)
Female
2,045
75.9
(73.4-78.2)
18
(16.0-20.3)
1.1
(0.6-2.0)
3.2
(2.4-4.4)
1.7
(1.1-2.6)
Race/Ethnicity
White, non-Hispanic
1,656
85.8
(83.7-87.7)
12.3
(10.5-14.3)
0.6
(0.3-1.1)*
0.8
(0.5-1.4)
0.5
(0.2-1.2)*
Black, non-Hispanic
1,283
69.9
(66.5-73.0)
21.2
(18.5-24.3)
2.1
(1.1-3.8)*
5.1
(3.7-6.9)
1.8
(1.1-2.8)
Hispanic
183
67
(57.8-75.1)
26.3
(18.7-35.6)
1
(0.2-4.1)**
2.3
(0.9-5.8)*
3.4
(1.5-7.6)*
Other
158
74.2
(65.4-81.4)
20.6
(13.9-29.2)
1.2
(0.3-3.8)**
1.9
(0.5-6.3)**
2.2
(0.8-5.8)**
Educational level
<High School
234
68.7
(60.4-75.9)
20.4
(14.2-28.4)
0.9
(0.2-4.2)**
5.2
(2.9-9.2)
4.9
(2.8-8.3)
High School graduate
442
62.4
(56.1-68.4)
26.9
(21.3-33.2)
1.9
(0.9-4.2)*
5.9
(3.6-9.5)
2.9
(1.5-5.5)*
Some College
532
68.2
(62.8-73.2)
23.3
(19.0-28.3)
2.9
(1.2-7.0)*
4.4
(2.6-7.2)
1.2
(0.4-3.0)*
> College Graduate
2,124
82.5
(80.3-84.5)
14.6
(12.7-16.7)
0.8
(0.4-1.4)*
1.4
(0.8-2.2)
0.8
(0.4-1.4)*
Household Income
< $20,000
409
69.6
(63.4-75.2)
19
(14.3-24.8)
0.6
(0.2-1.9)**
7.1
(4.5-11.1)
3.7
(2.2-6.1)
$20,000-$35,000
386
63.8
(57.1-69.9)
27.1
(21.4-33.7)
0.8
(0.3-2.2)**
4.9
(3.0-8.0)
3.4
(1.9-6.2)*
$35,000-$50,000
344
68.4
(61.4-74.5)
25.2
(19.6-31.9)
0.8
(0.1-4.5)**
4.3
(2.2-8.2)*
1.3
(0.3-4.8)**
$50,000-$75,000
432
77
(71.1-81.9)
19.1
(14.5-24.8)
0.9
(0.3-2.6)**
2.1
(0.8-5.2)*
0.9
(0.2-3.7)**
> $75,000
1,485
85.3
(82.8-87.4)
12.2
(10.3-14.4)
1
(0.5-2.0)*
1
(0.4-2.0)*
0.6
(0.3-1.5)*
Employment status
Employed
2,060
79.3
(76.9-81.5)
16.5
(14.4-18.7)
1.3
(0.7-2.3)
1.9
(1.3-2.6)
1.1
(0.6-1.8)
Out of work
153
55.6
(45.0-65.7)
32.4
(23.2-43.2)
3.9
(1.1-13.1)**
4.4
(1.7-10.7)*
3.7
(1.6-8.6)*
A homemaker
117
79
(68.8-86.5)
16.6
(10.1-26.1)
0.5
(0.1-3.2)**
3.5
(1.0-12.1)**
0.4
(0.1-1.9)**
A student
98
61.6
(48.9-72.9)
30.8
(20.4-43.5)
0
-
6.2
(2.0-17.6)**
1.5
(0.2-9.8)**
Retired
765
73.7
(69.7-77.4)
19.5
(16.3-23.1)
1
(0.5-2.0)*
4.1
(2.5-6.7)
1.7
(0.9-3.1)*
Unable to work
133
70.7
(58.9-80.3)
15.7
(8.1-28.1)*
1.3
(0.3-5.5)**
7.1
(3.2-15.2)*
5.2
(2.4-11.0)*
Veteran status
Yes
369
73.1
(66.7-78.7)
20.7
(15.8-26.6)
1.7
(0.8-3.7)*
3.9
(1.6-8.9)*
0.7
(0.2-2.3)**
No
2,964
76.1
(73.9-78.1)
18.2
(16.4-20.2)
1.3
(0.8-2.1)
2.8
(2.2-3.7)
1.6
(1.1-2.3)
Diabetes (self-report)
Yes
285
71.9
(64.2-78.4)
20.4
(14.6-27.7)
0.8
(0.2-3.3)**
5.8
(2.8-11.4)*
1.3
(0.5-3.4)**
No
3,048
76
(73.8-77.9)
18.4
(16.6-20.4)
1.4
(0.8-2.2)
2.7
(2.1-3.6)
1.5
(1.1-2.2)
CVD history (self-report)
Yes
241
73.3
(65.5-79.9)
19
(13.5-26.0)
0.4
(0.1-3.1)**
5.7
(2.5-12.4)*
1.6
(0.6-4.3)**
No
3,062
75.7
(73.6-77.7)
18.6
(16.8-20.6)
1.3
(0.8-2.1)
2.8
(2.1-3.6)
1.5
(1.1-2.1)
Asthma (self-report)
Yes
498
78
(73.0-82.2)
16.4
(12.7-21.0)
0.1
(0.0-0.8)**
3.3
(1.8-5.8)
2.2
(1.0-4.7)*
No
2,829
75.2
(73.0-77.4)
19
(17.0-21.0)
1.5
(1.0-2.4)
2.9
(2.2-3.8)
1.4
(1.0-2.0)
Arthritis (self-report)
Yes
1,026
75.7
(72.2-78.9)
17.7
(15.0-20.8)
1.3
(0.6-2.8)*
3.8
(2.5-5.8)
1.5
(0.9-2.5)
No
2,298
75.6
(73.2-77.9)
18.9
(16.8-21.2)
1.3
(0.8-2.3)
2.6
(1.9-3.6)
1.5
(1.0-2.3)
Frequent Mental Distress
Yes
264
71.8
(64.0-78.4)
19.9
(14.0-27.4)
1.8
(0.6-5.4)**
4.7
(2.5-8.5)*
1.9
(0.8-4.7)*
No
3,040
76.1
(74.0-78.1)
18.4
(16.6-20.4)
1.3
(0.8-2.1)
2.8
(2.1-3.7)
1.4
(1.0-2.1)
Serious Psychological Distress
Yes
77
71.6
(58.8-81.7)
17.8
(10.1-29.4)
0.8
(0.1-5.3)**
3.5
(1.3-8.7)*
6.4
(2.5-15.3)*
No
3,217
75.8
(73.8-77.8)
18.6
(16.8-20.6)
1.3
(0.8-2.1)
2.9
(2.2-3.7)
1.4
(1.0-2.0)
Receiving Medicine/Treatment from health professional
Yes
425
81.9
(76.3-86.5)
13.1
(9.0-18.5)
0.5
(0.1-2.1)**
2.3
(1.0-5.1)*
2.3
(1.1-4.6)*
No
2,900
74.9
(72.7-77.0)
19.3
(17.4-21.3)
1.4
(0.9-2.2)
3
(2.3-3.9)
1.4
(1.0-2.1)

† Adjusted for sex, age group, racial/ethnic group, education and household income level.
* Relative standard error exceeds 30%.
** Relative standard error exceeds 50%.
-- Estimate suppressed due to sample size.

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