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MASSACHUSETTS 2009 (includes Cancer)

 

 

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, 2009

 
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
4,535
25.1
(23.1-27.2)
36.4
(34.2-38.7)
4.3
(3.5-5.4)
24.1
(22.3-26.1)
10
(8.8-11.4)
Age group (yrs)
18-24
146
23.8
(15.0-35.6)
41.7
(30.1-54.4)
1.9
(0.5-6.9)**
26.9
(17.4-39.3)
5.7
(2.2-14.0)*
25-34
392
21.4
(15.8-28.3)
40.9
(33.8-48.4)
5.7
(3.0-10.4)*
20.1
(15.3-25.9)
12
(8.2-17.2)
35-54
1,736
21.6
(18.8-24.8)
37.7
(34.4-41.2)
4.4
(3.1-6.1)
25.5
(22.7-28.5)
10.7
(8.8-13.0)
55+
2,207
33.1
(30.4-35.9)
31.1
(28.3-33.9)
4.4
(3.3-5.8)
21.9
(19.6-24.4)
9.6
(8.0-11.4)
Sex
Male
1,701
26.6
(23.5-29.9)
41.5
(38.0-45.1)
4.8
(3.5-6.5)
19.9
(17.2-22.8)
7.3
(5.7-9.4)
Female
2,834
23.7
(21.3-26.2)
31.7
(28.9-34.6)
3.9
(2.9-5.3)
28.2
(25.7-30.8)
12.5
(10.8-14.4)
Race/Ethnicity
White, non-Hispanic
3,719
23.3
(21.3-25.5)
37
(34.6-39.5)
4.2
(3.4-5.2)
25.8
(23.7-28.0)
9.7
(8.5-11.2)
Black, non-Hispanic
240
31.8
(22.8-42.3)
31.2
(22.1-42.1)
2.7
(0.8-8.8)**
20.2
(13.5-29.1)
14.1
(8.1-23.3)
Hispanic
351
26.6
(19.3-35.5)
27.6
(17.6-40.5)
22.3
(16.1-30.0)
15.1
(9.4-23.4)
8.4
(3.3-19.6)*
Other
171
31.5
(21.5-43.6)
31.6
(21.7-43.4)
4.1
(1.3-12.4)**
20.3
(12.7-30.9)
12.4
(7.1-20.8)
Educational level
<High School
412
40.4
(31.2-50.3)
27.7
(19.9-37.2)
4.7
(2.1-10.3)*
18.8
(12.3-27.7)
8.4
(5.2-13.3)
High School graduate
1,109
30.6
(26.6-35.0)
35.2
(30.6-40.2)
4.2
(2.7-6.6)
21.6
(18.0-25.8)
8.3
(6.2-10.9)
Some College
1,124
24.3
(20.3-28.7)
35.1
(30.5-40.0)
3.9
(2.6-5.9)
22.6
(19.0-26.6)
14.1
(11.2-17.7)
> College Graduate
1,881
18.1
(15.6-20.9)
39.1
(35.9-42.5)
4.9
(3.5-6.9)
28.6
(25.6-31.7)
9.2
(7.6-11.2)
Household Income
< $20,000
692
36.1
(30.1-42.5)
30.1
(24.4-36.3)
5
(2.3-10.7)*
16.5
(12.5-21.6)
12.3
(9.2-16.3)
$20,000-$35,000
737
28.3
(23.5-33.6)
34.3
(28.3-40.9)
5.7
(3.2-10.0)
21.2
(16.7-26.4)
10.5
(7.5-14.7)
$35,000-$50,000
482
22.8
(18.0-28.5)
30.6
(24.0-38.1)
7.8
(4.7-12.7)
28.7
(22.6-35.6)
10.1
(6.8-14.8)
$50,000-$75,000
631
24.1
(19.6-29.2)
41.4
(35.8-47.2)
3.4
(2.0-5.8)
23.6
(19.4-28.4)
7.5
(5.3-10.6)
> $75,000
1,334
19.7
(16.5-23.4)
40.8
(37.0-44.7)
3.1
(2.1-4.5)
26.7
(23.5-30.1)
9.8
(7.8-12.2)
Employment status
Employed
2,506
22.8
(20.3-25.5)
39.8
(36.8-42.8)
3.9
(2.9-5.2)
23.4
(21.1-25.9)
10.2
(8.6-12.0)
Out of work
323
22.9
(16.4-30.9)
29.7
(22.8-37.8)
7.6
(3.6-15.2)*
29.2
(21.7-37.9)
10.7
(6.9-16.1)
A homemaker
196
21.4
(14.6-30.2)
34.6
(26.0-44.4)
4.6
(1.9-11.2)*
32.5
(24.5-41.8)
6.8
(3.7-12.3)*
A student
70
35.4
(19.7-55.0)
24.6
(12.9-41.7)*
3.4
(0.7-15.7)**
21.9
(11.6-37.5)*
14.7
(5.3-34.7)*
Retired
1,081
34.9
(30.9-39.1)
31.9
(27.8-36.3)
5.1
(3.5-7.5)
21.2
(17.8-25.0)
6.8
(5.2-8.9)
Unable to work
349
24.3
(17.0-33.3)
24.4
(17.8-32.6)
3.4
(1.5-7.7)*
27.1
(18.8-37.2)
20.8
(14.4-29.1)
Veteran status
Yes
503
27.8
(22.8-33.4)
32.7
(27.0-38.9)
4.7
(2.7-8.1)
24.1
(18.7-30.6)
10.7
(7.1-15.8)
No
4,027
24.8
(22.7-27.0)
36.8
(34.4-39.3)
4.3
(3.4-5.5)
24.2
(22.2-26.2)
10
(8.7-11.4)
Diabetes (self-report)
Yes
504
29
(22.8-36.0)
35.7
(29.1-42.9)
2.5
(1.3-4.7)*
22.1
(16.8-28.6)
10.7
(7.6-14.9)
No
4,028
24.7
(22.7-26.9)
36.5
(34.2-39.0)
4.5
(3.6-5.7)
24.3
(22.3-26.3)
10
(8.7-11.4)
CVD history (self-report)
Yes
451
28.1
(22.9-33.9)
27.2
(21.5-33.9)
2.4
(1.1-5.3)*
27.2
(21.0-34.6)
15
(10.2-21.6)
No
4,047
24.8
(22.7-27.0)
37
(34.6-39.5)
4.5
(3.6-5.7)
24
(22.0-26.0)
9.7
(8.4-11.1)
Asthma (self-report)
Yes
728
23.9
(18.9-29.7)
34.7
(29.1-40.6)
3.6
(2.1-6.1)
26.2
(21.2-31.8)
11.7
(8.5-15.9)
No
3,792
25.3
(23.2-27.6)
36.8
(34.3-39.3)
4.5
(3.5-5.7)
23.7
(21.7-25.8)
9.7
(8.4-11.1)
Arthritis (self-report)
Yes
1,582
23.8
(21.0-26.9)
33.3
(29.5-37.3)
4.2
(2.8-6.2)
26.4
(23.1-30.0)
12.3
(10.0-15.0)
No
2,943
25.6
(23.2-28.2)
37.5
(34.8-40.3)
4.4
(3.4-5.7)
23.3
(21.1-25.6)
9.2
(7.8-10.9)
Cancer (self-report)
Yes
610
27
(22.4-32.1)
30.1
(24.7-36.0)
5.8
(3.7-9.2)
27.9
(22.9-33.4)
9.3
(6.8-12.5)
No
3,917
25
(22.8-27.2)
37.1
(34.6-39.5)
4.2
(3.3-5.3)
23.7
(21.7-25.8)
10.1
(8.8-11.6)
Frequent Mental Distress
Yes
498
16.9
(12.7-22.2)
27.1
(21.2-34.0)
4.5
(2.3-8.7)*
31.9
(25.3-39.3)
19.6
(14.8-25.4)
No
3,966
25.9
(23.8-28.2)
37.4
(35.0-39.8)
4.3
(3.4-5.5)
23.4
(21.5-25.5)
8.9
(7.7-10.3)
Serious Psychological Distress
Yes
212
17.1
(10.3-26.9)
27.9
(18.7-39.4)
9.4
(3.6-22.6)*
27.1
(16.4-41.5)
18.5
(11.8-27.8)
No
4,247
25.4
(23.3-27.5)
37.1
(34.7-39.5)
4.1
(3.3-5.2)
24.1
(22.2-26.1)
9.4
(8.2-10.8)
Receiving Medicine/Treatment from health professional
Yes
714
21.6
(17.2-26.9)
33.4
(27.8-39.5)
2.5
(1.2-5.5)*
28.2
(23.5-33.5)
14.2
(10.9-18.3)
No
3,806
25.7
(23.6-28.0)
36.3
(33.9-38.8)
5.1
(4.1-6.2)
23.4
(21.4-25.5)
9.5
(8.2-11.0)

 

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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, 2009

 
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
4,552
68.9
(66.6-71.0)
23.7
(21.7-25.8)
2.8
(2.0-3.9)
3.4
(2.5-4.6)
1.2
(0.8-1.7)
Age group (yrs)
18-24
146
57.9
(45.3-69.5)
39.1
(27.9-51.6)
0.2
(0.0-0.6)**
2.3
(0.8-6.7)**
0.5
(0.2-1.5)**
25-34
393
65.2
(58.2-71.6)
24.1
(18.5-30.6)
5.3
(2.7-10.4)*
5.1
(2.1-11.6)*
0.3
(0.2-0.7)*
35-54
1,734
70.3
(67.0-73.5)
22
(19.2-25.1)
3
(1.9-4.7)
3.4
(2.3-5.1)
1.2
(0.7-2.0)
55+
2,222
72.3
(69.5-75.0)
20.3
(17.9-23.0)
2.3
(1.5-3.4)
2.7
(1.9-4.0)
2.3
(1.4-3.8)
Sex
Male
1,706
62.5
(58.8-66.0)
29.2
(25.9-32.7)
3.5
(2.2-5.5)
3.8
(2.4-5.9)
1.1
(0.6-1.8)
Female
2,846
74.9
(72.3-77.3)
18.6
(16.5-21.0)
2.2
(1.5-3.4)
3
(2.1-4.3)
1.3
(0.8-2.1)
Race/Ethnicity
White, non-Hispanic
3,735
69.3
(66.9-71.6)
24
(21.8-26.3)
2.3
(1.6-3.2)
3.2
(2.5-4.1)
1.2
(0.9-1.7)
Black, non-Hispanic
237
50.9
(40.0-61.6)
18.7
(11.7-28.6)
25
(18.1-33.5)
4.7
(1.7-12.5)**
0.7
(0.3-1.8)*
Hispanic
356
54.3
(44.1-64.1)
20.7
(14.1-29.3)
7
(3.6-13.0)*
11.7
(6.0-21.6)*
6.3
(4.4-9.0)
Other
171
68.9
(56.2-79.3)
24.3
(15.4-36.2)
2.4
(0.7-7.7)**
2.6
(0.8-7.9)**
1.8
(0.4-7.2)**
Educational level
<High School
424
59.2
(49.9-67.8)
29.8
(22.0-39.0)
4.4
(1.9-9.9)*
4.5
(1.9-10.1)*
2.1
(1.2-3.8)
High School graduate
1,094
66.4
(61.4-71.0)
25.1
(20.9-29.8)
3.5
(1.9-6.6)*
3.2
(2.0-4.9)
1.8
(1.0-3.4)*
Some College
1,121
70.3
(65.8-74.5)
22.8
(19.0-27.0)
2.4
(1.2-4.6)*
3.5
(1.8-6.8)*
1
(0.5-1.9)*
> College Graduate
1,904
72.7
(69.5-75.7)
21.3
(18.6-24.3)
2.6
(1.4-4.8)*
2.8
(1.8-4.4)
0.6
(0.3-1.3)*
Household Income
< $20,000
701
64
(57.3-70.1)
24
(19.2-29.6)
3.6
(1.5-8.6)*
5
(2.5-9.6)*
3.4
(2.0-5.8)
$20,000-$35,000
734
63.9
(57.8-69.6)
25.1
(19.9-31.0)
3.6
(1.7-7.5)*
6.9
(3.6-12.6)*
0.6
(0.3-1.2)*
$35,000-$50,000
489
66.8
(60.0-73.1)
26
(20.2-32.8)
2.2
(0.8-6.2)**
3.8
(1.9-7.5)*
1.1
(0.3-4.0)**
$50,000-$75,000
632
72
(66.4-76.9)
23
(18.4-28.5)
2.4
(0.9-6.2)*
1.9
(0.8-4.4)*
0.7
(0.2-2.4)**
> $75,000
1,337
72.6
(68.9-76.0)
22
(18.8-25.6)
2.5
(1.4-4.2)
2.3
(1.4-3.9)
0.6
(0.2-1.6)*
Employment status
Employed
2,513
69.3
(66.4-72.1)
23.1
(20.6-25.9)
3
(1.9-4.6)
3.6
(2.4-5.4)
1
(0.5-1.7)
Out of work
322
67.5
(59.0-75.1)
24.5
(18.0-32.5)
2.8
(0.9-8.4)**
3.6
(1.3-9.1)*
1.6
(0.7-3.9)*
A homemaker
195
69.7
(59.0-78.6)
23.7
(15.8-34.0)
3.3
(0.9-11.8)**
1.7
(0.3-8.0)**
1.7
(0.6-4.6)**
A student
70
72.9
(56.4-84.8)
26.2
(14.5-42.7)
0
(0.0-0.0)
0.2
(0.0-1.2)**
0.7
(0.1-5.2)**
Retired
1,089
64.6
(60.0-68.8)
28.3
(24.2-32.8)
2.9
(1.7-5.0)
3.3
(1.9-5.5)
0.9
(0.3-2.5)**
Unable to work
352
75.8
(67.5-82.6)
15.3
(9.7-23.2)
2.1
(0.6-6.7)**
3.9
(1.7-8.7)*
2.8
(1.2-6.4)*
Veteran status
Yes
512
65.3
(59.2-71.0)
28.6
(23.2-34.7)
2.6
(1.1-5.9)*
2.8
(1.5-5.1)*
0.8
(0.3-1.7)*
No
4,036
69.2
(66.8-71.6)
23.2
(21.1-25.4)
2.8
(2.0-4.0)
3.5
(2.5-4.8)
1.3
(0.9-1.9)
Diabetes (self-report)
Yes
504
71.1
(64.6-76.9)
19.6
(14.7-25.6)
2.6
(1.2-5.4)*
4.2
(2.0-8.4)*
2.6
(1.3-5.2)*
No
4,045
68.7
(66.4-71.0)
24.1
(22.0-26.4)
2.8
(1.9-4.0)
3.3
(2.4-4.6)
1
(0.7-1.6)
CVD history (self-report)
Yes
448
69.1
(62.5-75.0)
22.8
(17.6-28.9)
3.6
(1.6-7.9)*
3.1
(1.5-6.1)*
1.4
(0.7-3.0)*
No
4,068
68.8
(66.4-71.1)
23.8
(21.7-26.0)
2.8
(1.9-3.9)
3.4
(2.5-4.7)
1.2
(0.8-1.8)
Asthma (self-report)
Yes
736
72
(66.4-76.9)
20.3
(15.9-25.7)
2.5
(1.2-5.1)*
3.7
(2.2-6.3)
1.5
(0.7-3.2)*
No
3,800
68.2
(65.7-70.6)
24.4
(22.3-26.8)
2.9
(2.0-4.2)
3.4
(2.4-4.7)
1.2
(0.8-1.7)
Arthritis (self-report)
Yes
1,589
67.9
(64.1-71.4)
23.4
(20.1-26.9)
3.7
(2.2-6.1)
3.8
(2.4-5.9)
1.4
(0.7-2.4)*
No
2,952
69.1
(66.4-71.7)
23.9
(21.5-26.5)
2.5
(1.7-3.8)
3.3
(2.2-4.7)
1.2
(0.7-1.8)
Cancer (self-report)
Yes
617
66.9
(61.0-72.4)
22.9
(18.2-28.5)
4.9
(2.6-9.1)*
4.7
(2.6-8.3)
0.5
(0.3-0.9)
No
3,926
68.9
(66.5-71.2)
23.8
(21.6-26.0)
2.7
(1.9-3.8)
3.3
(2.4-4.6)
1.4
(1.0-2.0)
Frequent Mental Distress
Yes
503
65.1
(58.4-71.3)
23.3
(17.7-30.0)
2.9
(1.1-7.3)*
5.1
(2.5-10.1)*
3.6
(1.9-6.8)*
No
3,976
69.1
(66.7-71.4)
24
(21.9-26.2)
2.8
(2.0-4.0)
3.2
(2.3-4.5)
0.9
(0.6-1.3)
Serious Psychological Distress
Yes
215
54
(43.5-64.2)
32.6
(22.8-44.2)
3.8
(0.7-18.8)**
5
(2.3-10.7)*
4.6
(2.1-9.8)*
No
4,257
69.6
(67.3-71.9)
23.6
(21.5-25.7)
2.6
(1.9-3.6)
3.3
(2.4-4.6)
0.9
(0.6-1.4)
Receiving Medicine/Treatment from health professional
Yes
726
76.3
(71.3-80.6)
18.3
(14.4-23.0)
1.4
(0.5-3.7)**
2.2
(1.1-4.4)*
1.9
(0.9-3.7)*
No
3,807
67.8
(65.4-70.2)
24.5
(22.3-26.8)
3
(2.1-4.2)
3.6
(2.6-4.9)
1.1
(0.7-1.7)

 

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Level of agreement with the statement that people are caring and sympathetic to persons with mental illness - Unadjusted proportions MASSACHUSETTS, 2009

 
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
4,535
22.4
(20.6-24.3)
37.3
(35.0-39.6)
4.3
(3.5-5.3)
26
(24.0-28.0)
10.1
(8.9-11.4)
Age group (yrs)
18-24
146
24.9
(15.7-37.1)
41.6
(30.3-53.8)
2.1
(0.6-7.7)**
25.8
(16.4-38.2)
5.6
(2.2-13.8)*
25-34
392
19.5
(14.4-25.9)
41.4
(34.2-48.9)
6
(3.2-11.0)*
21.2
(16.2-27.3)
11.9
(8.1-17.2)
35-54
1,736
18
(15.5-20.8)
39.5
(36.1-43.0)
4
(2.9-5.5)
28.2
(25.2-31.4)
10.3
(8.5-12.5)
55+
2,207
29.8
(27.2-32.6)
32
(29.3-34.9)
4.5
(3.5-5.9)
23.9
(21.4-26.6)
9.7
(8.2-11.5)
Sex
Male
1,701
23.4
(20.5-26.5)
43.1
(39.6-46.7)
4.7
(3.4-6.3)
21.6
(18.7-24.7)
7.3
(5.7-9.3)
Female
2,834
21.5
(19.3-23.9)
32
(29.2-34.9)
3.9
(2.9-5.2)
29.9
(27.3-32.7)
12.6
(10.9-14.6)
Race/Ethnicity
White, non-Hispanic
3,719
21.1
(19.2-23.2)
38.2
(35.7-40.6)
3.8
(3.0-4.7)
27.2
(25.1-29.5)
9.7
(8.5-11.2)
Black, non-Hispanic
240
29.9
(20.9-40.8)
32.3
(22.6-43.8)
2.8
(0.9-9.1)**
20.7
(13.8-30.0)
14.2
(8.1-23.6)
Hispanic
351
32
(23.6-41.7)
33.3
(23.2-45.1)
8.7
(4.2-17.4)*
15.8
(10.2-23.5)
10.2
(4.8-20.3)*
Other
171
29.7
(19.8-41.8)
33.6
(23.5-45.6)
3.9
(1.1-12.8)**
20.9
(13.1-31.7)
11.9
(6.8-20.2)
Educational level
<High School
412
43.1
(34.3-52.5)
26.3
(19.2-34.9)
5.4
(2.4-11.8)*
16.9
(11.0-25.2)
8.2
(5.0-12.9)
High School graduate
1,109
30.5
(26.3-35.0)
34.7
(29.9-39.7)
4.4
(2.8-6.9)
21.9
(18.2-26.1)
8.6
(6.4-11.4)
Some College
1,124
22.9
(19.2-27.2)
35.7
(31.1-40.6)
4
(2.6-6.0)
23.5
(19.8-27.7)
13.9
(11.0-17.3)
> College Graduate
1,881
16.3
(14.1-18.8)
40.5
(37.3-43.8)
4.3
(3.1-5.8)
30
(27.0-33.1)
9
(7.4-10.9)
Household Income
< $20,000
692
39.1
(32.8-45.9)
28.1
(22.7-34.4)
4.9
(2.3-10.5)*
15.3
(11.5-20.0)
12.5
(9.3-16.6)
$20,000-$35,000
737
29.1
(24.1-34.6)
33.4
(27.5-39.9)
5.8
(3.2-10.1)
20.9
(16.5-26.2)
10.8
(7.6-15.1)
$35,000-$50,000
482
21.3
(16.7-26.8)
30.2
(23.6-37.6)
7.7
(4.6-12.5)
30.3
(24.0-37.3)
10.6
(7.1-15.5)
$50,000-$75,000
631
21.2
(17.1-26.0)
41.6
(36.0-47.5)
3.4
(2.0-5.8)
25.8
(21.3-31.0)
7.9
(5.6-11.0)
> $75,000
1,334
15.9
(13.2-18.9)
41.6
(37.9-45.4)
3
(2.1-4.3)
29.8
(26.4-33.4)
9.8
(7.9-12.1)
Employment status
Employed
2,506
18.7
(16.6-21.0)
41.7
(38.7-44.7)
3.6
(2.7-4.8)
26.1
(23.7-28.7)
10
(8.4-11.7)
Out of work
323
22.7
(15.9-31.5)
30.3
(23.2-38.4)
7.9
(3.8-15.8)*
28.6
(21.1-37.5)
10.5
(6.8-15.8)
A homemaker
196
17.4
(11.1-26.4)
33
(24.6-42.6)
4.4
(1.7-11.0)*
37.3
(27.9-47.6)
7.9
(4.3-14.1)*
A student
70
32.5
(17.5-52.2)
28.9
(16.1-46.2)
3.7
(0.8-15.7)**
22.7
(12.0-38.8)*
12.2
(4.5-29.2)*
Retired
1,081
36.8
(32.8-40.9)
29
(25.3-33.1)
5.7
(4.0-8.0)
21
(17.8-24.6)
7.5
(5.8-9.7)
Unable to work
349
28.5
(20.5-38.2)
23.2
(16.8-31.1)
3.3
(1.3-7.8)*
22.5
(15.2-32.0)
22.6
(15.5-31.7)
Veteran status
Yes
503
29.2
(24.0-34.9)
33.9
(28.2-40.1)
5.2
(3.0-8.7)
22.7
(17.5-28.9)
9.1
(6.0-13.6)
No
4,027
21.6
(19.7-23.7)
37.7
(35.3-40.1)
4.2
(3.3-5.2)
26.3
(24.3-28.5)
10.2
(8.9-11.6)
Diabetes (self-report)
Yes
504
31.7
(25.3-39.0)
33.9
(27.4-41.0)
2.7
(1.4-5.1)*
20.7
(15.7-26.8)
11
(7.8-15.2)
No
4,028
21.6
(19.8-23.6)
37.6
(35.2-40.0)
4.4
(3.5-5.5)
26.3
(24.3-28.5)
10
(8.7-11.5)
CVD history (self-report)
Yes
451
32
(26.1-38.6)
25.6
(20.1-31.9)
2.7
(1.2-5.8)*
24.7
(18.7-31.9)
15
(10.2-21.5)
No
4,047
21.6
(19.7-23.6)
38.1
(35.8-40.6)
4.4
(3.6-5.5)
26.1
(24.1-28.3)
9.7
(8.5-11.1)
Asthma (self-report)
Yes
728
21
(16.5-26.4)
35.7
(30.2-41.6)
3.5
(2.0-5.9)
28.1
(22.8-34.0)
11.7
(8.6-15.9)
No
3,792
22.7
(20.7-24.8)
37.6
(35.2-40.1)
4.4
(3.5-5.6)
25.5
(23.5-27.7)
9.7
(8.5-11.2)
Arthritis (self-report)
Yes
1,582
24
(21.1-27.2)
32.1
(28.4-36.0)
4.3
(2.9-6.3)
26.7
(23.4-30.3)
12.9
(10.6-15.6)
No
2,943
21.9
(19.7-24.2)
39.2
(36.5-42.0)
4.3
(3.3-5.5)
25.5
(23.2-28.0)
9.1
(7.7-10.7)
Cancer (self-report)
Yes
610
25.9
(21.4-30.9)
29.2
(23.9-35.1)
6
(3.8-9.3)
29
(23.9-34.8)
9.9
(7.3-13.3)
No
3,917
22
(20.1-24.1)
38.2
(35.8-40.7)
4.1
(3.2-5.2)
25.6
(23.5-27.8)
10.1
(8.8-11.6)
Frequent Mental Distress
Yes
498
16.9
(12.6-22.3)
26.2
(20.4-33.0)
4.5
(2.3-8.7)*
31.8
(25.1-39.3)
20.6
(15.5-26.9)
No
3,966
22.8
(20.9-24.8)
38.4
(36.0-40.9)
4.2
(3.4-5.3)
25.5
(23.4-27.6)
9.1
(7.8-10.4)
Serious Psychological Distress
Yes
212
19.2
(11.8-29.8)
27
(18.4-37.8)
9.8
(3.6-24.2)*
25.1
(14.7-39.5)
18.8
(11.8-28.6)
No
4,247
22.3
(20.5-24.3)
38
(35.7-40.4)
4
(3.2-5.0)
26.1
(24.1-28.2)
9.6
(8.4-11.0)
Receiving Medicine/Treatment from health professional
Yes
714
19.6
(15.5-24.5)
33.2
(27.7-39.2)
2.5
(1.1-5.4)*
29.9
(25.0-35.4)
14.8
(11.3-19.0)
No
3,806
22.8
(20.8-24.9)
37.9
(35.5-40.4)
4.5
(3.6-5.6)
25.3
(23.2-27.6)
9.4
(8.1-10.9)

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Level of agreement with the statement that treatment can help persons with mental illness lead normal lives - Unadjusted proportions MASSACHUSETTS, 2009

 
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
4,552
72.3
(70.1-74.3)
21.7
(19.8-23.7)
2.4
(1.8-3.3)
2.7
(2.0-3.7)
0.9
(0.6-1.3)
Age group (yrs)
18-24
146
54.2
(42.0-65.9)
42.5
(31.1-54.8)
0.1
(0.0-1.0)**
2.5
(0.9-7.1)**
0.6
(0.2-1.9)**
25-34
393
67.1
(59.7-73.7)
23.3
(17.9-29.8)
4.6
(2.2-9.8)*
4.7
(1.9-11.2)*
0.2
(0.1-0.6)**
35-54
1,734
74.7
(71.6-77.5)
19.8
(17.2-22.7)
2.3
(1.4-3.7)
2.5
(1.7-3.7)
0.7
(0.4-1.2)
55+
2,222
74.7
(72.0-77.2)
19.4
(17.1-21.9)
2.1
(1.4-3.0)
2.3
(1.6-3.3)
1.6
(0.9-2.6)
Sex
Male
1,706
66.3
(62.8-69.7)
26.9
(23.8-30.3)
2.9
(1.9-4.6)
3
(1.9-4.8)
0.8
(0.5-1.3)
Female
2,846
77.6
(75.2-79.9)
16.9
(14.9-19.1)
1.9
(1.3-2.9)
2.5
(1.7-3.5)
1
(0.6-1.7)
Race/Ethnicity
White, non-Hispanic
3,735
74.2
(71.9-76.3)
21.1
(19.1-23.3)
1.9
(1.3-2.7)
2.1
(1.6-2.8)
0.7
(0.5-1.1)
Black, non-Hispanic
237
62.3
(51.3-72.1)
25.1
(17.5-34.7)
6.5
(2.1-18.3)**
5.7
(2.3-13.4)*
0.5
(0.1-1.7)**
Hispanic
356
57.5
(46.7-67.5)
25.1
(18.1-33.7)
4.3
(1.4-12.2)**
9.3
(3.3-23.5)**
3.9
(2.1-7.1)*
Other
171
70.2
(59.0-79.5)
24.1
(15.8-35.0)
2.2
(0.6-8.2)**
2.1
(0.5-8.4)**
1.4
(0.2-7.5)**
Educational level
<High School
424
53.5
(44.2-62.5)
32.3
(23.8-42.1)
5.9
(2.8-12.0)*
5.4
(2.3-12.1)*
2.9
(1.6-5.1)
High School graduate
1,094
67.6
(62.7-72.1)
24.3
(20.1-28.9)
3.4
(1.8-6.2)*
3
(1.9-4.6)
1.8
(1.0-3.3)*
Some College
1,121
71.2
(66.5-75.4)
22.6
(18.8-26.8)
2.2
(1.2-4.2)*
3.2
(1.6-6.4)*
0.8
(0.4-1.6)*
> College Graduate
1,904
76.7
(73.9-79.4)
19.1
(16.6-21.8)
1.7
(1.1-2.9)
2.1
(1.3-3.2)
0.4
(0.2-0.9)*
Household Income
< $20,000
701
63.9
(57.5-69.8)
23.6
(19.0-29.0)
3.4
(1.4-8.2)*
4.9
(2.5-9.6)*
4.1
(2.5-6.8)
$20,000-$35,000
734
63.9
(57.3-70.1)
25
(19.8-31.1)
3.5
(1.6-7.5)*
6.9
(3.6-12.9)*
0.6
(0.3-1.2)*
$35,000-$50,000
489
69.5
(62.5-75.8)
24.2
(18.5-31.1)
2.1
(0.7-5.8)**
3.3
(1.6-6.5)*
0.8
(0.2-3.2)**
$50,000-$75,000
632
75.4
(70.0-80.0)
20.5
(16.2-25.6)
2.1
(0.8-5.4)*
1.6
(0.7-3.7)*
0.5
(0.1-1.7)**
> $75,000
1,337
77
(73.7-80.1)
18.7
(15.9-22.0)
2.1
(1.2-3.5)
1.8
(1.0-2.9)
0.4
(0.1-0.9)*
Employment status
Employed
2,513
73.8
(71.1-76.4)
20.5
(18.2-23.0)
2.3
(1.6-3.5)
2.8
(1.8-4.1)
0.6
(0.3-1.0)
Out of work
322
65.1
(56.1-73.1)
26.4
(19.3-35.1)
3.1
(0.9-9.7)**
3.8
(1.4-9.6)*
1.6
(0.7-3.9)*
A homemaker
195
76.7
(67.4-83.9)
18.5
(12.0-27.3)
2.6
(0.6-9.6)**
1
(0.2-5.0)**
1.3
(0.5-3.4)**
A student
70
62.3
(44.1-77.6)
37.1
(21.9-55.4)
0
-
0.2
(0.0-1.3)**
0.4
(0.1-3.0)**
Retired
1,089
69.2
(65.1-73.0)
24.3
(20.7-28.2)
2.8
(1.7-4.4)
2.8
(1.7-4.6)
1
(0.4-2.7)*
Unable to work
352
72.2
(63.0-79.9)
15.9
(10.0-24.3)
2.8
(0.9-8.4)**
4.6
(2.0-10.2)*
4.5
(2.0-9.8)*
Veteran status
Yes
512
66.5
(60.3-72.2)
27.6
(22.3-33.7)
2.4
(1.1-5.3)*
2.8
(1.5-5.0)*
0.7
(0.3-1.5)*
No
4,036
72.9
(70.6-75.1)
21
(19.0-23.1)
2.4
(1.7-3.4)
2.7
(2.0-3.8)
0.9
(0.6-1.4)
Diabetes (self-report)
Yes
504
72.6
(66.1-78.2)
18.2
(13.6-23.9)
2.4
(1.1-5.0)*
3.9
(1.9-7.9)*
3
(1.4-6.1)*
No
4,045
72.3
(70.0-74.4)
22
(20.0-24.1)
2.3
(1.7-3.3)
2.6
(1.9-3.6)
0.7
(0.5-1.1)
CVD history (self-report)
Yes
448
70.2
(63.7-76.0)
21.7
(16.6-27.7)
3.4
(1.6-7.2)*
3
(1.5-6.0)*
1.7
(0.8-3.5)*
No
4,068
72.4
(70.2-74.6)
21.7
(19.7-23.8)
2.4
(1.7-3.3)
2.7
(2.0-3.7)
0.9
(0.6-1.3)
Asthma (self-report)
Yes
736
74
(68.5-78.8)
19.5
(15.1-24.8)
2.3
(1.1-4.7)*
3.1
(1.8-5.3)
1.1
(0.5-2.4)*
No
3,800
71.9
(69.5-74.1)
22.1
(20.1-24.3)
2.4
(1.7-3.4)
2.7
(1.9-3.7)
0.9
(0.6-1.3)
Arthritis (self-report)
Yes
1,589
72.9
(69.4-76.1)
20
(17.1-23.2)
3
(1.9-4.6)
3
(1.9-4.6)
1.2
(0.7-2.1)
No
2,952
71.9
(69.3-74.4)
22.3
(20.1-24.8)
2.2
(1.5-3.3)
2.7
(1.8-3.9)
0.8
(0.5-1.3)
Cancer (self-report)
Yes
617
73.3
(68.0-78.1)
19.4
(15.3-24.2)
3.5
(1.9-6.7)*
3.5
(1.9-6.1)
0.3
(0.1-0.6)*
No
3,926
72.1
(69.8-74.3)
22
(20.0-24.1)
2.3
(1.6-3.2)
2.6
(1.9-3.7)
1
(0.7-1.4)
Frequent Mental Distress
Yes
503
65.8
(58.5-72.4)
22.7
(17.0-29.6)
2.9
(1.1-7.1)*
4.8
(2.3-9.8)*
3.8
(2.0-7.1)*
No
3,976
72.7
(70.5-74.8)
21.7
(19.8-23.8)
2.4
(1.7-3.3)
2.6
(1.8-3.5)
0.6
(0.4-1.0)
Serious Psychological Distress
Yes
215
49.6
(37.5-61.8)
34.3
(23.0-47.7)
4.3
(0.8-21.2)**
5.9
(2.7-12.4)*
5.9
(2.8-12.2)*
No
4,257
73.2
(71.0-75.2)
21.3
(19.4-23.3)
2.3
(1.7-3.1)
2.6
(1.9-3.6)
0.7
(0.4-1.0)
Receiving Medicine/Treatment from health professional
Yes
726
79.4
(74.7-83.4)
16.1
(12.5-20.5)
1.2
(0.4-3.1)*
1.7
(0.8-3.6)*
1.5
(0.8-3.0)*
No
3,807
71.2
(68.9-73.5)
22.5
(20.5-24.7)
2.6
(1.9-3.6)
2.9
(2.1-3.9)
0.8
(0.6-1.2)

 

 

† 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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