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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of survey participants compared with women diagnosed with endometriosis

From: The prevalence of self-reported diagnosed endometriosis in the Australian population: results from a nationally-representative survey

Characteristics Women of reproductive age
(n = 630)
Diagnosed endometriosis
(n = 22)
p Cramer’s V*
n % n %
Age (years)
 18–29 247 39.2 6 27.3 0.47 0.04
 30–39 164 26.1 6 27.3
 40–49 219 34.8 10 45.4
State
 Australian capital territory 10 1.6 0 0.0 0.61 0.07
 New South Wales 191 30.3 7 31.8
 Northern territory 1 0.2 0 0.0
 Queensland 151 24.0 3 13.6
 South Australia 53 8.4 4 18.2
 Tasmania 17 2.7 1 4.5
 Victoria 141 22.4 5 22.7
 Western Australia 66 10.5 2 9.1
Marital status
 Never married 221 35.1 9 40.9 0.52 0.07
 Married 223 35.4 8 36.4
 De facto (opposite sex) 101 16.0 1 4.5
 Defector (same sex) 12 1.9 0 0.0
 Separate/divorced/widowed 73 11.6 4 18.2
Highest qualification
 Less than year 12 66 10.5 0 0.0 0.35 0.07
 Year 12 or equivalent 150 23.8 4 18.2
 Trade/apprenticeship 199 31.6 9 40.9
 University degree 215 34.1 9 40.9
Employment status
 Full time 187 29.7 6 27.3 0.20 0.10
 Part time 163 25.9 3 13.6
 Casual/temp 69 10.9 6 27.3
 Looking for work 88 14.0 2 9.1
 Not in paid work 123 19.5 5 22.7
Financial management
 It is impossible/difficult all of the time 147 23.3 7 31.8 0.02 0.13
 It is difficult some of the time 265 42.1 5 22.7
 It is not too bad 191 30.3 6 27.3
 It is easy 27 4.3 4 18.2
Health care
 Health care card 287 45.6 12 54.5 0.26 0.03
 Private health insurance 337 53.5 9 40.9 0.17 0.04
  1. *Cramer’s V test measure of association defined as: negligible association (0.00–0.10); weak association (0.10–0.20); moderate association (0.20–0.40); relatively strong association (0.40–0.60); strong association (0.60–0.80); very strong association (0.80–1.00)