Table 2

Barriers to healthcare seeking

Mental healthcarePhysical healthcareContinuity corrected χ2 (McNemar's p value)OR (95% CI)
Lack of time185 (40.1)272 (59.0)43.500 (<0.001)*0.46 (0.36 to 0.60)
Fear of unwanted intervention260 (56.4)160 (34.7)47.578 (<0.001)*2.43 (1.86 to 3.17)
Unsure where to seek help232 (50.3)111 (24.1)78.689 (<0.001)*3.19 (2.41 to 4.23)
Lack of confidentiality282 (61.2)130 (28.2)109.620 (<0.001)*4.01 (3.04 to 5.29)
Stigma211 (45.8)77 (16.7)102.843 (<0.001)*4.21 (3.10 to 5.71)
Cost53 (11.5)103 (22.3)27.284 (<0.001)*0.45 (0.32 to 0.65)
Fear of side effects139 (30.2)198 (43.0)20.144 (<0.001)*0.57 (0.44 to 0.75)
Fear of impact on academic performance179 (38.8)143 (31.0)9.280s (0.002)1.41 (1.07 to 1.85)
  • All values are expressed as n (%), unless otherwise indicated.Comparisons done using McNemar's test

  • *Statistically significant difference after correction for multiple comparisons.