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Table 2 Self-rated wellbeing scorea in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults (n = 662b), adjustedc, d for patient characteristics (Model 1)

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

Variable Coefficient 95% CI p-value
Constant (overall mean score) 70.3 62.9 to 79.7  < 0.001
Age group (referent: 45–59 years)
 18–29 years 2.1 − 3.7 to 7.9 0.48
 30–44 years 5.2 0.8 to 9.7 0.02
 60 + years 11.0 5.5 to 16.5  < 0.001
Relationship status (referent: partnered)
 Single − 4.6 − 8.6 to − 0.6 0.03
 Other − 7.0 − 17.2 to 3.1 0.17
Household sizeb (referent: sole occupier)
 2 people 3.9 − 1.7 to 9.5 0.17
 3 people 4.3 − 1.6 to 10.1 0.15
 4 people 8.9 2.4 to 15.4 0.01
 5 + people 7.5 1.2 to 13.8 0.02
Highest level of education (referent: grade 10 or below)
 Grade 12 8.1 2.0 to 14.2 0.01
 TAFE/trade certificate 3.5 − 1.3 to 8.3 0.15
 University 5.0 − 0.1 to 10.0 0.05
Employment status (referent: fulltime employment)
Casual employment − 6.3 − 13.7 to 1.1 0.10
Part-time employment − 6.2 − 12.0 to − 0.3 0.04
Not working − 6.8 − 11.5 to − 2.2  < 0.01
Student − 7.5 − 16.4 to − 1.4 0.01
Other − 10.2 − 20.2 to − 0.1 0.05
Financial situation (referent: more than enough money)
Just enough money − 5.3 − 9.7 to − 0.9 0.02
Not enough money − 7.6 − 12.6 to − 2.6  < 0.01
Physical comorbidities (referent: nil physical comorbidities)
1–2 4.2 − 0.4 to 8.9 0.07
3–4 0.2 − 5.4 to 5.7 0.96
5–6 0.7 − 6.0 to 7.4 0.84
7 +  − 8.2 − 15.5 to − 1.0 0.03
Mental health comorbidities (referent: nil mental health)
Any mental health − 11.9 − 15.6 to − 8.2  < 0.001
  1. CI confidence interval
  2. aSelf-rated wellbeing assessed using a wellbeing visual analogue scale (VAS)
  3. bExcluded outlier (n = 1)
  4. cUsing multiple linear regression
  5. dFurther adjusted for survey time (first round: Oct–Nov 2019 and second round: Aug-Sept 2020)