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Table 2 Previous experience about mental illness of participants of residents of Mertule Mariam town, East Gojam Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia, 2017

From: Help-seeking intention and associated factors towards mental illness among residents of Mertule Mariam town, East Gojam Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia: a mixed-method study

Independent variables Categories Frequency Percentage
Have you ever suffered from mental illness? Yes 91 9.6
No 856 90.4
Do you know someone who has mental illness? Yes 657 69.4
No 290 30.6
If yes for the above question what is your relation? Relative 65 6.9
Neighbor 133 14.0
Friend 144 15.2
Other 605 63.9
Have you been involved in caring people who have mental illness? Yes 284 30.0
No 663 70.0
Have you ever been hurt by people who have mental illness? Yes 315 33.3
No 632 66.7
Did you witness someone hurt by people who have mental illness? Yes 687 72.5
No 260 27.5
  1. Other: includes on street, other people’s home