Table 4: Likelihood to tell others about one’s depression by severity of depression.

- Normal
(n=89)
Mild
(n=112)
Moderate
(n=117)
Severe
(n=43)
Very severe
(n=138)
Immediate manager
Very likely 16% 14% 12% 9% 35%
Fairly likely 11% 15% 11% 23% 13%
Neither likely nor unlikely 11% 7% 9% 7% 9%
Fairly unlikely 7% 9% 8% 21% 16%
Very unlikely 42% 37% 55% 28% 19%
Not applicable 13% 18% 4% 12% 9%
Close colleague/friends
Very likely 36% 33% 34% 33% 50%
Fairly likely 25% 22% 29% 14% 31%
Neither likely nor unlikely 8% 7% 5% 5% 9%
Fairly unlikely 4% 8% 7% 21% 2%
Very unlikely 20% 22% 22% 21% 5%
Not applicable 7% 7% 2% 7% 3%
Human Resources representative
Very likely 9% 3% 4% 5% 1%
Fairly likely 6% 7% 8% 7% 8%
Neither likely nor unlikely 7% 11% 11% 7% 14%
Fairly unlikely 10% 4% 7% 14% 8%
Very unlikely 53% 45% 59% 51% 16%
Not applicable 16% 30% 11% 16% 54%
Managing Director
Very likely 6% 7% 8% 7% 1%
Fairly likely 6% 9% 9% 9% 1%
Neither likely nor unlikely 8% 5% 8% 5% 19%
Fairly unlikely 7% 5% 8% 16% 9%
Very unlikely 58% 48% 58% 44% 22%
Not applicable 16% 25% 10% 19% 47%
Occupational or Company nurse
Very likely 18% 21% 13% 7% 24%
Fairly likely 18% 13% 24% 14% 15%
Neither likely nor unlikely 8% 10% 11% 5% 5%
Fairly unlikely 4% 3% 3% 21% 2%
Very unlikely 29% 29% 32% 35% 11%
Not applicable 22% 23% 17% 19% 43%

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