Skip to main content

Table 1 Participant sociodemographic, injury and discharge characteristics

From: The influence of personal factors, unmet need and service obstacles on the relationship between health service use and outcome after brain injury

Variable n = 41
Age (years), median (IQR) 46 (27–59)
 Male 71%
 Female 29%
Marital Status
 Married/de facto 46%
 Divorced/separated 17%
 Never married 37%
Employment status at the time of injury
 Employed (part- or full-time) 68%
 Unemployed 10%
 Student 7%
 Not in labor force (home duties/child at home) 7%
 Retired 7%
Length of hospital stay, median (IQR) days a 47 (30–72)
Injury type
 Non-traumatic 39%
 Traumatic—severe b 61%
 None 27%
 Number of comorbidities if present, median (IQR) 2 (1–4)
Funding support c
 No 39%
 Yes—National injury insurance funded support 32%
 Yes—Other government funded support 22%
 Missing 7%
Place of residence at discharge
 Private residence 85%
 Interim destination (transitional living unit) 5%
 Discharge/transfer to other hospital or rehabilitation facility 10%
SEIFA state IRSAD d 6 (3–9)
Functional Independence Measure at discharge, median (IQR)
 Motor subscale (13–91) 90 (80–91)
 Cognitive subscale (5–35) 26 (22–29)
 Total (18–126) 114 (106–119)
  1. Percentages may not sum exactly to 100 due to rounding. IQR Interquartile range, IRSAD Index of relative socio-economic advantage and disadvantage, SEIFA Socio-economic indexes for areas
  2. aLength of stay calculated from admission to discharge from the rehabilitation unit
  3. bAll traumatic injuries were classified as severe
  4. cParticipants entitled to receive health services under a government funded program
  5. dIndex of relative socio-economic advantage and disadvantage (IRSAD) scores (state decile). Higher scores indicate an area with a relatively high incidence of advantage and a relatively low incidence of disadvantage