Table 2

Comparison of variables between physical and mental health reporting

VariablePhysical health, n (%)Mental health, n (%)
Total number of articles763200
Positive218 (28.6)  44 (22.0)
Negative251 (32.9)101 (50.5)
Neutral290 (38.0)  55 (27.5)
Quote from patient/charity150 (19.7)  45 (22.5)
Quote from professional285 (37.4)  58 (29.0)
Association with violence    2 (0.3)  37 (18.5)
Mention of treatment/rehabilitation217 (28.4)  48 (24.0)
Substance misuse  31 (4.1)  22 (11.0)
Medical advocacy/raising awareness131 (17.2)  26 (13.0)
System failure/negligence118 (15.5)  25 (12.5)
Innovations in research184 (24.1)  22 (11.0)