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Table 2 Number and percentage of participants by community, education level and employment status reporting levels of wellbeing

From: Structural modelling of wellbeing for Indigenous Australians: importance of mental health

Demographic variable Community number and remoteness Wellbeing level
Low
(0 to 4)
Moderate
(5 to 7)
High
(8 to 10)
Total
Community 1 Remote 21 174 350 545
3.9% 31.9% 64.2% 100%
2 Very remote 1 24 26 51
2.0% 47.1% 51.0% 100%
3 Very remote 2 28 74 104
1.9% 26.9% 71.2% 100%
4 Very remote 4 54 83 141
2.8% 38.3% 58.9% 100%
Highest level of schooling Primary school 4 29 21 65
6.2% 44.6% 41.2% 100%
Junior high school (years 8 to 10) 21 204 367 592
3.5% 34.5% 62.0% 100%
Senior high school (years 11 to 12) 3 47* 134* 184
1.6% 25.5% 72.8% 100%
Employment status No paid employment 14 146 251 411
3.4% 35.5% 61.1% 100%
Part time employment 8 79 160 247
3.2% 32.0% 64.8% 100%
Full time employment 6 55 122 183
3.3% 30.1% 66.7% 100%
Total   28 280 533 841
3.3% 33.3% 63.3% 100%
  1. *Indicates value is different from expected based on P < 0.05
  2. Relationships of demographic variables with wellbeing
  3. Education: χ2 = 14.1, df = 4, P = 0.007
  4. Employment: χ2 = 1.07, df = 4, P = 0.72
  5. Community: χ2 = 9.74, df = 6, P = 0.14
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