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Table 4 Distribution of attitude towards the mentally ill by gender

From: Perception and beliefs about mental illness among adults in Karfi village, northern Nigeria

Attitude Male Female Total
  No. (%) No. (%)  
Fear 24 (20.8) 89 (79.2) 113
Avoidance 12 (14.4) 69 (85.6) 81
Anger 48 (96.8) 2 (3.2) 50
Suspicion 36 (90.4) 4 (9.6) 40
Hostility 32 (93.6) 3 (6.4) 35
Mistrust 28 (89.6) 4 (10.4) 32
Indifference 16 (96.0) 1 (4.0) 17
Sympathy 39 (33.6) 78 (66.4) 117
Kindness 17 (20.8) 62 (79.2) 79