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Table 2 Demographic and health characteristics

From: Health literacy in Indigenous people with chronic disease living in remote Australia

 

Total

n = 200

Men

n = 107

Women

n = 93

Age (years), Mean (SD)

Range 19–89

54.6 (15.7)

55 (16)

54.1 (16.3)

Gender, n (%)

 

107 (53.5)

93 (46.5)

Education, n (%)

 Primary

39 (19.5)

26 (24)

13 (14)

 Secondary

82 (41)

41 (38)

41 (44)

 TAFE/University/Trade qualification

24 (12)

9 (8)

15 (16)

 Prefer not to answer

55 (27.5)

31 (29)

24 (26)

Annual household income, n (%)

  < $30,000

34 (17)

15 (14)

19 (20)

 $30,000–$40,000

60 (30)

36 (34)

24 (26)

  > $40,000

54 (27)

24 (22)

30 (32)

 Prefer not to answer

52 (26)

32 (30)

20 (22)

Number people living in household, Mean (SD)

Range 1–12

4.79 (2.28)

  

Chronic disease profile, n (%)

 Cardiovascular disease

148 (74)

82 (77)

66 (71)

 Diabetes

135 (67.5)

70 (65)

65 (70)

 Respiratory disease

53 (26.5)

26 (24)

27 (29)

 Chronic kidney disease

49 (24.5)

31 (29)

18 (19)

 Other reported chronic disease

4 (2)

2 (2)

2 (2)

 1 chronic disease

76 (38)

43 (40)

33 (35.5)

  ≥ 2 chronic diseases

124 (62)

64 (60)

60 (64.5)

Number of medications taken per day

 Median, (IQR)

3 (2–5)

Range 1–20

Outpatient clinic review past 4 weeks, n (%)

 Attended local Aboriginal community controlled medical centre in Mount Isa

142 (71)

80 (75)

62 (67)

 Attended a specialist medical clinic at Mount Isa Hospital

81 (40.5)

48 (45)

33 (35)

 Attended a specialist nurse-led clinic at Mount Isa Hospital

83 (41.5)

45 (42)

38 (40)

  1. Abbreviations: n = number, SD = Standard deviation, IQR = Interquartile range, TAFE = Technical and Further Education