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Table 1 Socio-demographic, health-related and psychosocial traits of the study population and mothers’ consultation rates for mental health concerns (weighted numbers and percentages)

From: Barriers to help-seeking in Israeli Arab minority adolescents with mental health problems: results from the Galilee study

Variables Total (N = 1639) Mothers’ consultation rates
% n % n/N χ2; df; p
Socio-demographic variables
 Gender
  Boys 47.6 780 27.6 214/774 12.470; 1; < 0.001
  Girls 52.4 859 20.2 172/852
 Religion
  Muslim 70.0 1147 24.4 277/1135 2.455; 1; .117
  Druze 26.8 440 20.7 91/440
  Christian 3.2 52  
 Socio-economic index
  Medium 15.3 251 8.0 20/251 58.206; 1; .000
  Low 46.9 768 31.0 234/756
  Very low 37.8 620 21.3 132/619
 Number of children in family
  1–3 25.9 420 25.1 105/419 0.861; 2; .650
  4–5 51.9 842 23.8 200/840
  6 or more 22.2 360 22.2 80/360
 In care of welfare
  Yes 21.4 340 34.1 116/340 23.636; 1; .000
  No 78.6 1248 21.4 267/1248
Health-related variables
 Any mental disorder        
  Yes 16.6 272 39.7 108/272 45.636; 1; .000
  No 83.4 1367 20.5 278/1354
 Internalizing disorder
  Yes 12.8 209 34.9 73/209 16.023; 1; .000
  No 87.2 1429 22.2 314/1417
 Externalizing disorder
  Yes 4.2 69 59.4 41/69 50.674; 1; .000
  No 95.8 1570 22.2 345/1557
 Learning disability
  Yes 4.9 79 55.1 43/78 44.863; 1; .000
  No 95.1 1545 22.1 341/1544
 GHQ of mother
  High 34.3 502 31.9 160/502 35.115; 1; .000
  Low 65.8 965 18.2 175/963
Psycho-social variables
 Feeling discriminated Index
  High 23.8 370 26.7 96/360 2.920; 1; .087
  Low 76.2 1186 22.3 264/1183
 Feeling uncomfortable at home
  Yes 15.0 239 29.7 71/239 6.819; 1; .009
  No 85.0 1350 22.0 294/1338
Total    23.6 386/1639