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Table 4 Population benchmark comparison of demographic characteristics of Lithgow from ABS census 2011 report

From: Predictors of dental visits among primary school children in the rural Australian community of Lithgow

Socio-demographic characteristics Survey estimate (observed percentages) % of children (95% CI) Observed p-valueӂ 2011 census report (expected percentages) % of children
Country of birth of householda 0.002*  
 Overseas 11.5 (9.07-13.93)   16.45
 Australia 88.5 (86.07-90.9)   83.55
Indigenous status of householdb 0.079  
 Indigenous 4.38 (2.82-5.94)   5.57
 Non-Indigenous 95.62 (94.06-97.18)   94.43
Highest education level in the household c 0.267  
 University or College degree 28.74 (25.29-32.19)   26.83
 High school or vocational training 71.26 (67.81-74.71)   73.17
  1. ӂ Added p-value was obtained from z-test
  2. *Statistically significant at 5 percent level
  3. aChildren were classified to the overseas born category if they had at least one parent who was born overseas
  4. bChildren were classified to the Indigenous category if they had at least one parent who was Indigenous
  5. cChildren were classified to the University or College degree category if they had at least one parent who had a university or college degree