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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 † MASSACHUSETTS, 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
4,019
23.8
(21.7-26.1)
34.7
(32.4-37.1)
3.4
(2.6-4.3)
26.2
(24.2-28.4)
11.9
(10.4-13.6)
Age group (yrs)
18-24
140
23
(14.2-35.0)
43.1
(32.4-54.4)
1.5
(0.4-6.0)**
24.2
(16.5-34.0)
8.2
(4.0-16.2)*
25-34
387
17.2
(11.9-24.2)
40.1
(33.3-47.4)
3.1
(1.3-7.1)*
27
(21.1-33.8)
12.6
(8.7-18.0)
35-54
1,441
19
(16.3-22.1)
34.7
(31.4-38.2)
3.6
(2.4-5.3)
29.3
(26.3-32.6)
13.4
(10.9-16.4)
55+
2,009
33.8
(30.8-36.8)
28.8
(26.2-31.6)
3.9
(2.9-5.2)
22.6
(20.3-25.1)
10.9
(9.2-12.9)
Sex
Male
1,435
25.5
(22.0-29.3)
37.4
(33.6-41.4)
4.1
(2.8-5.8)
22.5
(19.3-25.9)
10.6
(8.3-13.5)
Female
2,584
22.3
(19.9-24.9)
32
(29.3-34.9)
2.8
(2.0-3.8)
29.8
(27.2-32.5)
13.2
(11.4-15.2)
Race/Ethnicity
White, non-Hispanic
3,405
21.3
(19.1-23.6)
35.9
(33.4-38.4)
3.5
(2.6-4.5)
27.9
(25.8-30.2)
11.5
(10.0-13.2)
Black, non-Hispanic
160
21.6
(13.8-32.1)
31.6
(20.9-44.7)
8.7
(3.6-19.5)*
19.7
(11.0-32.9)
18.4
(8.5-35.3)*
Hispanic
279
28.5
(20.4-38.2)
35.5
(25.6-46.9)
1.3
(0.4-4.7)**
22.9
(13.7-35.7)
11.8
(6.6-20.2)
Other
132
32.4
(21.1-46.1)
31.4
(21.2-43.8)
1.5
(0.4-5.5)**
24.5
(16.1-35.3)
10.3
(5.3-19.0)*
Educational level
<High School
386
32.2
(23.1-43.0)
31.5
(22.0-42.9)
2.1
(1.1-4.2)*
24.7
(16.5-35.2)
9.4
(5.9-14.7)
High School graduate
1,053
28.5
(24.3-33.1)
33.8
(29.2-38.8)
2.3
(1.3-4.1)
24.4
(20.3-29.0)
11
(8.1-14.9)
Some College
902
24.2
(19.9-29.1)
34.3
(29.6-39.3)
2
(1.2-3.3)
28.1
(23.8-32.9)
11.4
(8.9-14.6)
> College Graduate
1,670
16.7
(14.1-19.7)
36.7
(33.4-40.2)
4.8
(3.5-6.7)
28.3
(25.4-31.4)
13.4
(11.0-16.2)
Household Income
< $20,000
640
26.1
(20.4-32.6)
29.3
(22.7-36.9)
2.7
(1.5-4.8)
27.1
(21.7-33.3)
14.8
(10.9-19.8)
$20,000-$35,000
643
27.6
(22.1-33.8)
30.5
(24.7-37.0)
2.8
(1.6-5.1)*
28
(22.1-34.7)
11.1
(7.9-15.5)
$35,000-$50,000
456
23
(17.8-29.1)
41.4
(34.1-49.0)
0.8
(0.3-2.0)*
24
(17.4-32.0)
10.9
(7.7-15.3)
$50,000-$75,000
541
25
(20.1-30.7)
33.4
(27.7-39.6)
2.5
(1.4-4.3)
28.5
(23.4-34.1)
10.6
(7.0-15.7)
> $75,000
1,166
18.3
(14.8-22.5)
39
(35.1-43.1)
3.8
(2.4-5.8)
27.2
(24.0-30.7)
11.6
(9.2-14.7)
Employment status
Employed
2,154
22.5
(19.6-25.7)
35.8
(32.7-39.0)
3
(2.1-4.3)
26.5
(23.8-29.3)
12.2
(10.2-14.5)
Out of work
184
16.1
(10.1-24.8)
36.6
(26.2-48.5)
5.1
(1.9-12.9)*
27.5
(18.1-39.4)
14.7
(8.7-23.6)
A homemaker
266
27.2
(20.5-35.0)
32.6
(25.0-41.2)
3
(1.1-8.3)**
29.3
(22.6-37.0)
8
(4.2-14.5)*
A student
70
15.2
(6.4-32.2)*
42
(26.6-59.0)
1
(0.3-3.9)**
27.9
(16.2-43.7)
13.9
(5.4-31.1)*
Retired
1,040
29.2
(25.5-33.2)
33.8
(29.9-38.0)
4.1
(2.7-6.2)
23.4
(20.1-27.2)
9.4
(7.2-12.2)
Unable to work
296
29.2
(21.0-39.0)
23.2
(16.2-32.1)
5.8
(2.3-13.6)*
24.9
(17.6-34.0)
16.9
(11.8-23.7)
Veteran status
Yes
446
28.5
(22.7-35.2)
27.6
(22.2-33.7)
2.8
(1.5-5.3)*
28.3
(21.0-36.9)
12.8
(8.5-18.7)
No
3,567
23.2
(21.0-25.6)
35.5
(33.0-38.0)
3.4
(2.6-4.4)
26
(23.9-28.2)
11.9
(10.3-13.7)
Diabetes (self-report)
Yes
430
27.9
(22.6-33.9)
32.3
(25.6-39.8)
4.7
(2.1-10.4)*
23.3
(17.7-30.0)
11.8
(8.2-16.7)
No
3,585
23.5
(21.2-25.9)
34.9
(32.4-37.4)
3.3
(2.5-4.2)
26.4
(24.3-28.7)
11.9
(10.3-13.7)
CVD history (self-report)
Yes
453
29.8
(23.8-36.7)
30.1
(24.2-36.7)
2
(0.9-4.1)*
22.6
(17.3-29.0)
15.5
(11.0-21.4)
No
3,533
23.3
(21.1-25.7)
35
(32.6-37.5)
3.5
(2.7-4.5)
26.5
(24.3-28.7)
11.7
(10.1-13.5)
Asthma (self-report)
Yes
647
24
(18.0-31.1)
29.3
(24.0-35.3)
2.4
(1.5-3.9)
30.3
(25.3-35.9)
14
(10.8-18.0)
No
3,367
23.8
(21.6-26.1)
35.7
(33.2-38.3)
3.6
(2.7-4.7)
25.5
(23.3-27.8)
11.5
(9.8-13.4)
Arthritis (self-report)
Yes
1,493
24
(21.1-27.1)
30.2
(26.8-33.8)
4.1
(2.7-6.0)
27.8
(24.5-31.3)
14
(11.6-16.8)
No
2,509
23.7
(21.0-26.7)
36.3
(33.4-39.3)
3.1
(2.2-4.2)
25.8
(23.3-28.4)
11.1
(9.3-13.2)
Frequent Mental Distress
Yes
423
16.6
(12.0-22.6)
28.7
(21.8-36.7)
2.4
(0.9-6.3)*
28.1
(21.9-35.2)
24.2
(18.5-31.0)
No
3,550
24.6
(22.3-27.1)
35.4
(32.9-37.9)
3.5
(2.7-4.5)
26.2
(24.0-28.4)
10.3
(8.9-12.0)
Serious Psychological Distress
Yes
159
16.4
(9.7-26.3)
29.6
(18.4-43.9)
2.2
(0.6-7.5)**
29.6
(18.8-43.2)
22.2
(13.9-33.6)
No
3,785
23.7
(21.6-26.0)
35.2
(32.8-37.6)
3.4
(2.6-4.4)
26.3
(24.3-28.5)
11.4
(9.9-13.1)
Receiving Medicine/Treatment from health professional
Yes
656
19.5
(15.7-24.1)
30.1
(24.7-36.0)
3.2
(1.8-5.8)*
30.6
(25.5-36.3)
16.6
(12.9-21.1)
No
3,352
24.5
(22.1-27.0)
35.4
(32.9-38.0)
3.4
(2.6-4.5)
25.6
(23.4-27.9)
11.2
(9.5-13.0)

 

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Level of agreement with the statement that treatment can help persons with mental illness lead normal lives - Adjusted proportions Tables † MASSACHUSETTS, 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
4,043
66.2
(63.8-68.5)
25.1
(23.0-27.4)
2
(1.5-2.6)
4.2
(3.2-5.3)
2.5
(1.7-3.8)
Age group (yrs)
18-24
138
52.9
(41.3-64.2)
35.9
(25.8-47.5)
0.9
(0.3-2.8)**
6.4
(2.9-13.6)*
3.9
(1.2-11.9)**
25-34
389
61.8
(54.5-68.5)
30.6
(24.3-37.8)
1
(0.3-2.7)**
4.6
(2.5-8.4)*
2
(0.7-5.9)**
35-54
1,443
68.6
(65.0-72.0)
23.6
(20.6-26.9)
1.8
(1.0-3.2)*
3.5
(2.3-5.5)
2.5
(1.2-5.2)*
55+
2,029
70.3
(67.4-73.1)
20.1
(17.7-22.7)
3.3
(2.3-4.5)
4
(2.9-5.4)
2.4
(1.6-3.7)
Sex
Male
1,440
61
(56.9-64.9)
28.7
(25.2-32.6)
1.9
(1.2-3.0)
5.1
(3.6-7.1)
3.3
(1.9-5.7)
Female
2,603
71.1
(68.3-73.8)
21.7
(19.3-24.4)
2
(1.4-2.9)
3.3
(2.3-4.7)
1.8
(1.1-3.0)
Race/Ethnicity
White, non-Hispanic
3,418
67.6
(65.0-70.1)
24.6
(22.3-27.1)
2.1
(1.5-2.8)
4
(3.0-5.3)
1.7
(1.1-2.8)
Black, non-Hispanic
163
73.6
(61.8-82.7)
16.3
(10.5-24.4)
2.8
(0.9-8.2)**
2.2
(1.0-4.7)*
5.1
(0.8-25.6)**
Hispanic
285
62.2
(51.3-72.0)
25.8
(17.7-36.0)
1.1
(0.4-2.9)*
5.7
(2.7-11.6)*
5.1
(2.4-10.4)*
Other
129
54
(42.5-65.0)
37.3
(26.5-49.4)
2.2
(0.7-6.4)**
4
(1.4-11.2)**
2.6
(0.8-8.0)**
Educational level
<High School
388
59
(48.1-69.0)
32.7
(23.5-43.5)
2.3
(1.0-5.3)*
3.4
(1.6-7.1)*
2.7
(0.8-8.2)**
High School graduate
1,060
60.3
(55.2-65.2)
27.3
(22.9-32.2)
1.6
(0.9-2.8)
7.1
(4.9-10.0)
3.7
(2.2-6.2)
Some College
904
65.4
(60.2-70.3)
24.8
(20.6-29.6)
2.2
(1.2-3.8)
3.2
(1.8-5.7)
4.4
(2.1-9.1)*
> College Graduate
1,682
72.8
(69.5-75.9)
21.7
(18.9-24.9)
1.7
(1.1-2.7)
2.7
(1.6-4.3)
1
(0.6-1.9)
Household Income
< $20,000
643
61.2
(54.2-67.7)
31.8
(25.3-39.0)
1.1
(0.5-2.4)*
4
(2.3-6.9)
1.9
(0.9-4.0)*
$20,000-$35,000
647
66.2
(59.6-72.2)
20.7
(15.8-26.6)
2.5
(1.2-5.0)*
7
(4.6-10.7)
3.6
(1.5-8.3)*
$35,000-$50,000
455
67.2
(59.3-74.2)
25
(18.9-32.2)
2.8
(1.3-5.8)*
2.7
(1.4-5.2)*
2.3
(1.0-5.4)*
$50,000-$75,000
544
65.5
(59.1-71.4)
23.9
(18.8-29.9)
1.3
(0.5-3.2)*
5.6
(3.0-10.3)*
3.6
(1.3-9.5)**
> $75,000
1,173
68.6
(64.6-72.4)
25.1
(21.6-29.0)
1.6
(0.9-2.7)
3.3
(1.8-5.8)
1.5
(0.5-4.3)**
Employment status
Employed
2,170
65.9
(62.6-69.0)
26.7
(23.9-29.9)
1.7
(1.1-2.5)
3.2
(2.2-4.5)
2.6
(1.5-4.5)
Out of work
185
63.5
(52.1-73.6)
31.7
(22.0-43.3)
1.9
(0.4-8.0)**
2.7
(1.0-6.7)*
0.3
(0.1-1.3)**
A homemaker
265
68.7
(59.2-76.9)
23.7
(16.6-32.6)
0.4
(0.2-1.0)*
5.6
(2.1-14.1)*
1.6
(0.3-7.4)**
A student
71
78.7
(66.5-87.4)
15
(8.3-25.4)
0.8
(0.1-5.3)**
5.5
(1.6-17.1)**
0
(0.0-0.0)
Retired
1,044
65.6
(61.4-69.5)
22.6
(19.1-26.6)
3.6
(2.3-5.6)
5.2
(3.6-7.6)
3
(1.6-5.4)*
Unable to work
300
64.1
(54.2-72.9)
20.4
(13.4-29.7)
2.6
(0.9-7.4)**
8.1
(4.0-15.7)*
4.8
(1.8-12.5)**
Veteran status
Yes
451
66.3
(59.3-72.7)
23
(17.5-29.5)
2.6
(1.3-5.1)*
6.4
(3.8-10.8)
1.7
(0.8-3.7)*
No
3,586
66.2
(63.6-68.7)
25.4
(23.1-27.9)
1.9
(1.4-2.6)
4
(3.0-5.2)
2.5
(1.6-3.9)
Diabetes (self-report)
Yes
445
67.5
(60.5-73.8)
21.3
(15.9-28.0)
2.9
(1.6-5.2)*
5.8
(3.0-10.9)*
2.5
(1.2-5.2)*
No
3,594
66.1
(63.5-68.6)
25.4
(23.1-27.8)
1.9
(1.4-2.5)
4
(3.1-5.3)
2.6
(1.7-4.0)
CVD history (self-report)
Yes
459
66.4
(59.6-72.5)
20.2
(15.3-26.2)
1.8
(0.9-3.7)*
8.2
(4.4-14.8)*
3.4
(1.7-6.6)*
No
3,549
66.4
(63.8-68.9)
25.3
(23.0-27.7)
2
(1.5-2.7)
3.9
(2.9-5.0)
2.5
(1.6-3.8)
Asthma (self-report)
Yes
656
69.9
(63.1-75.9)
22.4
(17.2-28.6)
1.5
(0.7-3.5)*
3.3
(1.5-7.1)*
2.9
(1.1-7.2)*
No
3,382
65.3
(62.7-67.9)
25.6
(23.3-28.1)
2.1
(1.5-2.8)
4.4
(3.4-5.7)
2.6
(1.7-3.9)
Arthritis (self-report)
Yes
1,511
68.5
(64.6-72.2)
22.5
(19.2-26.1)
2.2
(1.3-3.6)
3.5
(2.3-5.4)
3.3
(1.8-5.8)
No
2,513
65.5
(62.4-68.4)
26
(23.3-28.9)
1.8
(1.3-2.6)
4.4
(3.3-6.0)
2.3
(1.3-3.8)
Frequent Mental Distress
Yes
429
63.5
(56.0-70.5)
23.9
(17.9-31.0)
2.2
(0.7-6.5)**
2.8
(1.3-5.9)*
7.5
(3.7-14.7)*
No
3,559
66.8
(64.3-69.3)
25.3
(23.0-27.7)
1.9
(1.4-2.5)
4.3
(3.3-5.6)
1.7
(1.1-2.8)
Serious Psychological Distress
Yes
162
13.6
(4.2-36.1)**
59.7
(43.8-73.8)
0.7
(0.0-17.6)**
0.5
(0.0-100.0)**
25.5
(15.5-39.0)
No
3,806
67
(64.5-69.4)
25.1
(22.9-27.4)
2
(1.5-2.6)
4
(3.1-5.2)
2
(1.3-3.2)
Receiving Medicine/Treatment from health professional
Yes
664
73.5
(67.5-78.6)
18.8
(14.0-24.7)
0.4
(0.2-1.1)*
3.7
(2.1-6.6)
3.6
(1.5-8.7)*
No
3,367
65
(62.4-67.6)
26.2
(23.8-28.7)
2.2
(1.6-2.9)
4.3
(3.2-5.6)
2.4
(1.5-3.7)

 

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Level of agreement with the statement that people are caring and sympathetic to persons with mental illness - Unadjusted proportions MASSACHUSETTS, 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
4,019
21.2
(19.2-23.3)
35.6
(33.2-38.0)
3.5
(2.7-4.5)
27.9
(25.8-30.1)
11.9
(10.4-13.6)
Age group (yrs)
18-24
140
23.6
(14.5-35.9)
42.5
(31.8-53.9)
1.7
(0.4-6.5)**
23.9
(16.1-34.0)
8.3
(4.1-16.4)*
25-34
387
15.9
(11.1-22.1)
41.2
(34.3-48.4)
3
(1.3-6.9)*
27.9
(22.1-34.6)
12.1
(8.3-17.3)
35-54
1,441
15.2
(12.9-17.9)
36.2
(32.8-39.7)
3.6
(2.4-5.3)
32
(28.7-35.5)
13
(10.5-15.9)
55+
2,009
30.9
(27.9-34.0)
29.6
(27.0-32.4)
4.1
(3.1-5.5)
24.1
(21.6-26.8)
11.3
(9.5-13.3)
Sex
Male
1,435
22.8
(19.5-26.4)
38.7
(34.8-42.7)
4.2
(2.9-6.0)
23.9
(20.7-27.4)
10.5
(8.2-13.4)
Female
2,584
19.8
(17.6-22.2)
32.8
(30.1-35.6)
2.9
(2.1-4.0)
31.4
(28.8-34.2)
13.1
(11.3-15.1)
Race/Ethnicity
White, non-Hispanic
3,405
19.5
(17.4-21.7)
36.4
(33.9-38.9)
3.5
(2.7-4.6)
29.2
(27.0-31.6)
11.4
(9.9-13.1)
Black, non-Hispanic
160
20.2
(12.7-30.7)
32.3
(21.7-45.0)
8.7
(3.5-20.0)*
20.3
(11.4-33.6)
18.5
(8.7-35.1)*
Hispanic
279
32.6
(23.8-42.8)
34.3
(24.6-45.4)
1.2
(0.3-4.4)**
20.6
(12.4-32.2)
11.3
(6.3-19.4)
Other
132
29.6
(19.3-42.4)
33.3
(22.7-45.8)
1.4
(0.4-5.5)**
25.8
(17.0-37.3)
9.8
(5.1-18.3)*
Educational level
<High School
386
38.7
(29.2-49.2)
28.7
(20.1-39.2)
2.3
(1.2-4.4)*
21.1
(13.8-31.0)
9.1
(5.7-14.4)
High School graduate
1,053
27.9
(23.8-32.5)
33.9
(29.2-38.9)
2.4
(1.3-4.3)*
24.6
(20.5-29.2)
11.2
(8.2-15.0)
Some College
902
22.2
(18.1-27.0)
34.8
(30.0-39.9)
2.1
(1.2-3.5)
29.3
(24.9-34.2)
11.6
(9.0-14.9)
> College Graduate
1,670
14.4
(12.0-17.1)
38
(34.6-41.5)
4.9
(3.5-6.8)
29.9
(26.9-33.1)
12.8
(10.5-15.5)
Household Income
< $20,000
640
31.8
(25.7-38.6)
27.8
(21.4-35.2)
2.6
(1.5-4.6)
24
(18.9-29.9)
13.9
(10.1-18.7)
$20,000-$35,000
643
29.2
(23.3-35.8)
30
(24.2-36.5)
2.8
(1.6-5.1)*
27.2
(21.4-33.7)
10.8
(7.6-15.1)
$35,000-$50,000
456
21.5
(16.6-27.4)
42.1
(34.6-50.0)
0.8
(0.3-2.0)*
24.8
(18.2-32.8)
10.8
(7.6-15.3)
$50,000-$75,000
541
20.4
(16.0-25.7)
34
(28.1-40.4)
2.6
(1.5-4.5)
31.8
(26.3-37.9)
11.2
(7.4-16.7)
> $75,000
1,166
13.9
(11.1-17.3)
39.9
(36.1-43.9)
3.8
(2.5-5.9)
30.4
(27.0-34.1)
12
(9.4-15.0)
Employment status
Employed
2,154
18.1
(15.6-20.9)
37.7
(34.6-40.9)
3.1
(2.1-4.3)
29.1
(26.4-32.1)
12
(10.0-14.4)
Out of work
184
16.8
(10.6-25.6)
36.5
(25.6-48.9)
5.2
(2.0-13.2)*
26.8
(17.7-38.4)
14.6
(8.6-23.8)
A homemaker
266
24
(17.0-32.8)
30.9
(23.5-39.4)
3
(1.0-8.2)**
33.3
(25.7-41.8)
8.8
(4.7-16.0)*
A student
70
12.1
(4.6-28.4)*
45.5
(29.9-62.1)
0.8
(0.2-3.6)**
29.7
(17.0-46.5)
11.9
(4.8-26.5)*
Retired
1,040
30.9
(27.1-34.9)
32.3
(28.4-36.4)
4.7
(3.2-7.0)
22.3
(19.1-25.8)
9.9
(7.6-12.7)
Unable to work
296
34.1
(25.0-44.6)
20
(13.9-27.8)
5.4
(1.9-14.2)**
22.5
(15.4-31.7)
18
(12.5-25.2)
Veteran status
Yes
446
31
(25.0-37.7)
29.5
(23.9-35.8)
3.2
(1.7-6.0)*
25.6
(19.0-33.5)
10.7
(7.1-15.9)
No
3,567
20.2
(18.2-22.5)
36.2
(33.7-38.8)
3.5
(2.7-4.5)
28
(25.8-30.4)
12
(10.4-13.8)
Diabetes (self-report)
Yes
430
31.8
(26.0-38.3)
29.8
(23.6-36.9)
5
(2.2-11.0)*
21.3
(16.0-27.8)
12
(8.4-16.9)
No
3,585
20.4
(18.3-22.6)
36
(33.5-38.5)
3.4
(2.6-4.4)
28.4
(26.2-30.7)
11.9
(10.3-13.7)
CVD history (self-report)
Yes
453
34.5
(27.9-41.8)
28.4
(22.8-34.8)
2.2
(1.0-4.6)*
20.1
(15.1-26.2)
14.7
(10.5-20.3)
No
3,533
20.1
(18.1-22.4)
36.1
(33.6-38.6)
3.6
(2.8-4.7)
28.5
(26.2-30.8)
11.7
(10.1-13.5)
Asthma (self-report)
Yes
647
21.7
(16.1-28.7)
29.6
(24.4-35.5)
2.4
(1.5-3.9)
32.2
(26.8-38.2)
14
(10.8-18.1)
No
3,367
21.1
(19.1-23.3)
36.7
(34.1-39.3)
3.7
(2.8-4.9)
27
(24.8-29.4)
11.5
(9.8-13.3)
Arthritis (self-report)
Yes
1,493
24.4
(21.2-27.8)
29.3
(25.9-32.9)
4.5
(3.0-6.5)
27.7
(24.4-31.3)
14.2
(11.8-17.1)
No
2,509
19.9
(17.5-22.6)
38
(35.0-41.0)
3.1
(2.3-4.3)
28
(25.4-30.7)
11
(9.2-13.1)
Frequent Mental Distress
Yes
423
16.4
(12.0-22.1)
28.3
(21.3-36.5)
2.4
(0.9-6.2)*
28.8
(22.5-36.1)
24.1
(18.2-31.2)
No
3,550
21.6
(19.5-23.9)
36.3
(33.9-38.9)
3.6
(2.8-4.7)
28
(25.7-30.3)
10.4
(9.0-12.2)
Serious Psychological Distress
Yes
159
20.1
(12.3-31.1)
28
(17.7-41.3)
2.2
(0.6-7.5)**
27.4
(16.9-41.2)
22.3
(14.0-33.6)
No
3,785
20.7
(18.7-22.8)
36.1
(33.7-38.6)
3.5
(2.7-4.5)
28.2
(26.1-30.5)
11.5
(9.9-13.2)
Receiving Medicine/Treatment from health professional
Yes
656
17.7
(14.0-22.1)
29.2
(23.9-35.2)
3.3
(1.8-5.8)*
32.5
(27.2-38.3)
17.4
(13.6-22.0)
No
3,352
21.7
(19.5-24.1)
36.6
(34.0-39.2)
3.5
(2.7-4.6)
27.2
(24.9-29.5)
11
(9.4-12.9)

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Level of agreement with the statement that treatment can help persons with mental illness lead normal lives - Unadjusted proportions MASSACHUSETTS, 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
4,043
68.4
(66.1-70.7)
24
(21.9-26.2)
1.9
(1.4-2.5)
3.6
(2.8-4.6)
2.1
(1.4-3.1)
Age group (yrs)
18-24
138
51.3
(40.0-62.5)
37
(27.0-48.3)
0.9
(0.3-3.0)**
6.7
(3.0-14.3)*
4
(1.2-13.0)**
25-34
389
64.3
(57.1-70.9)
29
(22.8-36.1)
0.9
(0.3-2.5)**
4
(2.2-7.2)*
1.8
(0.6-5.3)**
35-54
1,443
72
(68.6-75.1)
21.9
(19.1-24.9)
1.5
(0.8-2.7)*
2.8
(1.8-4.4)
1.8
(0.9-3.9)*
55+
2,029
71.5
(68.6-74.1)
19.6
(17.3-22.2)
3.2
(2.3-4.4)
3.6
(2.7-4.9)
2.1
(1.4-3.1)
Sex
Male
1,440
63.6
(59.6-67.4)
27.4
(23.9-31.2)
1.8
(1.1-2.7)
4.4
(3.2-6.2)
2.8
(1.6-4.9)
Female
2,603
72.8
(70.0-75.4)
20.9
(18.5-23.4)
1.9
(1.4-2.8)
2.9
(2.0-4.2)
1.5
(0.9-2.4)
Race/Ethnicity
White, non-Hispanic
3,418
70.6
(68.1-72.9)
22.7
(20.5-25.1)
1.9
(1.4-2.6)
3.3
(2.5-4.4)
1.5
(0.9-2.4)
Black, non-Hispanic
163
73.5
(61.3-82.9)
16.7
(10.7-25.2)
2.9
(0.9-8.7)**
2.1
(1.0-4.6)*
4.7
(0.7-26.4)**
Hispanic
285
55.8
(45.0-66.0)
29.4
(20.7-39.8)
1.3
(0.5-3.4)**
7.5
(3.8-14.3)*
6.1
(2.6-13.7)*
Other
129
54.2
(41.8-66.0)
37.6
(26.3-50.5)
2
(0.6-5.7)**
3.8
(1.3-10.6)**
2.5
(0.8-7.7)**
Educational level
<High School
388
54.1
(43.6-64.2)
35.5
(26.1-46.3)
2.6
(1.1-6.0)*
4.1
(2.0-8.5)*
3.6
(1.0-12.7)**
High School graduate
1,060
60
(54.9-64.9)
27.9
(23.4-32.9)
1.7
(1.0-2.9)
7.1
(4.9-10.1)
3.4
(1.9-5.8)
Some College
904
67.3
(62.2-72.1)
24.1
(19.9-28.8)
2.2
(1.2-3.8)
3
(1.7-5.4)
3.3
(1.5-7.4)*
> College Graduate
1,682
75.6
(72.4-78.5)
20.1
(17.4-23.1)
1.6
(1.0-2.5)
2.1
(1.3-3.4)
0.7
(0.4-1.2)*
Household Income
< $20,000
643
58.8
(51.2-66.0)
33
(25.9-41.0)
1.4
(0.6-2.9)*
4.5
(2.6-7.8)
2.3
(1.1-4.6)*
$20,000-$35,000
647
65.5
(58.9-71.6)
20.9
(16.0-26.8)
2.7
(1.3-5.3)*
7.3
(4.7-11.1)
3.6
(1.5-8.7)*
$35,000-$50,000
455
67.8
(60.8-74.1)
24.9
(19.2-31.6)
2.7
(1.3-5.6)*
2.6
(1.4-4.9)*
2
(0.9-4.7)*
$50,000-$75,000
544
69.6
(63.3-75.2)
22.1
(17.3-27.8)
1.2
(0.5-2.8)*
4.4
(2.3-8.2)*
2.7
(1.0-7.1)**
> $75,000
1,173
72
(68.0-75.7)
23.1
(19.7-26.9)
1.3
(0.7-2.2)
2.5
(1.4-4.5)*
1.1
(0.4-3.2)**
Employment status
Employed
2,170
68.8
(65.7-71.8)
25.2
(22.4-28.2)
1.4
(0.9-2.2)
2.5
(1.8-3.7)
2
(1.2-3.6)
Out of work
185
60.6
(48.6-71.4)
34.2
(23.6-46.5)
2
(0.4-8.7)**
3
(1.2-7.4)*
0.3
(0.1-1.4)**
A homemaker
265
74.1
(65.4-81.3)
20
(13.7-28.3)
0.4
(0.1-0.9)*
4.3
(1.6-10.8)*
1.2
(0.3-5.4)**
A student
71
70.5
(55.3-82.2)
20.2
(11.6-32.9)
0.8
(0.1-5.3)**
8.5
(2.6-25.0)**
0
-
Retired
1,044
69.7
(65.7-73.4)
19.4
(16.3-23.0)
4
(2.6-6.1)
4.4
(3.1-6.4)
2.4
(1.3-4.2)
Unable to work
300
60.2
(49.4-70.0)
23.3
(15.3-33.8)
2
(0.6-6.6)**
8.3
(4.0-16.5)*
6.2
(2.4-15.3)*
Veteran status
Yes
451
66.4
(59.6-72.6)
23
(17.6-29.4)
3.1
(1.6-5.9)*
6
(3.6-10.0)
1.5
(0.7-3.3)*
No
3,586
68.7
(66.1-71.1)
24.1
(21.9-26.5)
1.7
(1.3-2.4)
3.4
(2.6-4.5)
2.1
(1.4-3.2)
Diabetes (self-report)
Yes
445
68.6
(61.7-74.8)
19.9
(14.8-26.2)
3.3
(1.8-6.0)*
5.7
(2.9-10.9)*
2.5
(1.2-5.2)*
No
3,594
68.5
(66.0-70.9)
24.2
(22.0-26.6)
1.7
(1.3-2.3)
3.5
(2.7-4.5)
2.1
(1.4-3.2)
CVD history (self-report)
Yes
459
68
(61.1-74.2)
18.8
(14.1-24.7)
2.2
(1.0-4.4)*
7.8
(4.2-14.1)*
3.2
(1.7-6.2)*
No
3,549
68.7
(66.2-71.1)
24.1
(21.9-26.4)
1.8
(1.4-2.5)
3.3
(2.5-4.3)
2
(1.3-3.2)
Asthma (self-report)
Yes
656
71.2
(64.8-76.8)
21.9
(16.9-28.0)
1.5
(0.6-3.4)*
3
(1.4-6.6)*
2.4
(0.9-6.1)*
No
3,382
67.9
(65.3-70.4)
24.4
(22.1-26.8)
1.9
(1.4-2.6)
3.8
(2.9-4.9)
2.1
(1.3-3.2)
Arthritis (self-report)
Yes
1,511
71.9
(68.1-75.4)
20.1
(17.1-23.6)
2.4
(1.4-3.9)
3
(2.0-4.6)
2.6
(1.5-4.6)
No
2,513
67.2
(64.2-70.1)
25.3
(22.7-28.1)
1.7
(1.2-2.3)
3.9
(2.9-5.2)
1.9
(1.1-3.3)
Frequent Mental Distress
Yes
429
63
(55.0-70.3)
24.5
(18.5-31.7)
2.2
(0.7-6.5)**
2.9
(1.3-6.0)*
7.4
(3.5-15.1)*
No
3,559
69.4
(66.9-71.7)
23.8
(21.6-26.2)
1.7
(1.3-2.3)
3.6
(2.8-4.8)
1.4
(0.9-2.3)
Serious Psychological Distress
Yes
162
42.7
(31.2-55.1)
30.4
(20.5-42.6)
2.1
(0.6-6.6)**
12
(5.5-24.1)*
12.8
(4.8-29.7)*
No
3,806
69.5
(67.1-71.8)
23.7
(21.5-25.9)
1.8
(1.4-2.5)
3.4
(2.6-4.4)
1.6
(1.0-2.6)
Receiving Medicine/Treatment from health professional
Yes
664
75.3
(69.0-80.7)
17.9
(13.1-24.0)
0.4
(0.2-1.1)*
3.3
(1.8-6.0)*
3
(1.2-7.4)*
No
3,367
67.3
(64.8-69.8)
24.9
(22.7-27.4)
2.1
(1.5-2.8)
3.7
(2.8-4.8)
2
(1.3-3.1)

 

† 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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