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Table 1 Participant characteristics and unadjusted self-rated wellbeing score (n = 663)

From: An exploration of the sociodemographic and health conditions associated with self-rated wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults

Characteristic n (%) Wellbeing score
Mean (SD) p-valuea
Total 663 (100%) 66.1 (24.5) n/a
Age in years, median (IQR) 45 (35–56) n/a n/a
Age group
 18–29 years 112 (16.9) 64.2 (22.8)  < 0.001
 30–44 years 246 (37.1) 70.9 (23.0)
 45–59 years 178 (26.8) 59.7 (26.3)
 60 + years 127 (19.2) 67.5 (25.6)
Genderb
 Male 271 (40.9) 67.9 (25.3) 0.08
 Female 389 (58.7) 65.1 (23.9)
Indigenous status
 Aboriginal 607 (91.6) 66.5 (24.4) 0.07
 Torres Strait Islander 21 (3.2) 70.5 (20.7)
 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 35 (5.3) 57.3 (27.3)
Main language spoken at homec
 English 604 (91.1) 65.7 (24.5) 0.22
 Torres Strait Islander or Aboriginal language 58 (8.8) 70.5 (23.8)
Residential area
 Metropolitan 332 (50.1) 64.7 (24.8) 0.12
 Rural/regional 331 (49.9) 67.6 (24.1)
Relationship status
 Partnered 407 (61.4) 70.4 (21.6)  < 0.001
 Single 237 (35.8) 59.2 (27.4)
 Other 19 (2.9) 61.1 (23.8)
Household sized
 Range 1 to 10 n/a n/a
 Sole occupier 126 (19.0) 56.2 (28.3)  < 0.001
 2 People 167 (25.2) 67.6 (22.7)
 3 People 128 (19.3) 65.6 (24.6)
 4 People 119 (18.0) 75.1 (18.9)
 5 + People 122 (18.4) 66.2 (24.1)
Highest level of education
 Grade 10 148 (22.3) 58.8 (26.6)  < 0.001
 Grade 12 84 (12.7) 69.7 (22.3)
 TAFE certificate/diploma or trade certificate 220 (33.2) 65.3 (24.5)
 University 211 (31.8) 70.8 (22.4)
Employment status
 Employed casual 42 (6.3) 65.1 (23.5)  < 0.001
 Employed part-time 75 (11.3) 65.9 (24.1)
 Employed full-time 250 (37.7) 74.4 (19.1)
 Not working 64 (9.7) 58.5 (28.6)
 Student 27 (4.1) 63.4 (24.8)
 Retired/pension 113 (17.0) 60.3 (27.7)
 Home duties 71 (10.7) 58.1 (24.3)
 Other 21 (3.2) 55.9 (26.9)
Financial situation
 Not enough money to last until next pay day 224 (33.8) 58.5 (24.6)  < 0.001
 Just enough money to last until next pay day 288 (43.4) 67.1 (25.5)
 More than enough money to last until next pay day 151 (22.8) 75.6 (18.0)
physical comorbidities
 Nil 165 (24.9) 71.1 (22.0)  < 0.001
 1–2 228 (34.4) 70.1 (22.9)
 3–4 128 (19.3) 63.2 (24.2)
 5–6 76 (11.5) 63.2 (26.3)
 7+  66 (10.0) 49.2 (26.0)
Mental health comorbidities
 Nil 323 (48.7) 74.5 (19.8)  < 0.001
 Any 340 (51.3) 58.1 (25.8)
Depression
 No 384 (57.9) 72.9 (20.0)  < 0.001
 Yes 279 (42.1) 56.8 (26.9)
Anxiety
 No 406 (61.2) 72.5 (20.7)  < 0.001
 Yes 257 (38.8) 56.1 (26.7)  
Other mental health comorbidities
 No 583 (87.9) 69.0 (22.7)  < 0.001
 Yes 80 (12.1) 45.1 (26.5)  
  1. IQR interquartile range, n number; SD standard deviation
  2. aTwo-tailed two-sample t-test for variables with two categories and ANOVA for variables with three or more categories
  3. b3 reported ‘other’; data not shown
  4. c1 reported ‘other’; data not shown
  5. dExcluded outlier (n = 1)