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Table 4 Social and emotional well-being of ABC study participants by substance use, discrimination and cultural knowledge factors

From: Oral health and social and emotional well-being in a birth cohort of Aboriginal Australian young adults

  Anxiety
mean (95% CI)
Resilience
mean (95% CI)
Depression
mean (95% CI)
Suicide
mean (95% CI)
Mental health
mean (95% CI)
Total 2.07 (1.78-2.36) 21.64 (21.19-22.09) 4.06 (3.71-4.41) 0.52 (0.38-0.66) 6.65 (6.04-7.26)
Range 0-18 5-27 0-17 0-9 0-30
Substance use      
Tobacco      
   No 2.16 (1.63-2.69) 21.69 (20.85-22.53) 3.98 (3.25-4.71) 0.53 (0.33-0.73) 6.67 (5.49-7.85)
   Yes 2.03 (1.68-2.38) 21.62 (21.07-22.17) 4.10 (3.71-4.49) 0.52 (0.36-0.68) 6.65 (5.94-7.36)
Marijuana      
   No 2.01 (1.68-2.34) 21.50 (20.93-22.07) 3.76 (3.33-4.19)* 0.49 (0.33-0.65) 6.26 (5.52-7.00)
   Yes 2.16 (1.63-2.69) 21.85 (21.11-22.59) 4.53 (3.96-5.10) 0.58 (0.36-0.80) 7.27 (6.25-8.29)
Alcohol      
   No 2.37 (1.94-2.80)* 20.95 (20.32-21.58)* 3.75 (3.55-3.95)* 0.57 (0.37-0.77) 6.69 (5.87-7.51)
   Yes 1.71 (1.34-2.08) 22.46 (21.83-23.09) 4.43 (4.25-4.61) 0.47 (0.29-0.65) 6.61 (5.73-7.49)
Discrimination      
Treated unfairly or discriminated against because are Aboriginal?      
   Not really 1.66 (1.37-1.95)* 21.75 (21.20-22.30) 3.62 (3.50-3.74)* 0.40 (0.28-0.52)* 5.68 (5.01-6.35)*
   Little bit, fair bit, lots 2.93 (2.32-3.54) 21.40 (20.62-22.18) 4.98 (4.69-5.27) 0.78 (0.49-1.07) 8.69 (7.53-9.85)
Cultural knowledge      
Do you know a lot about your Aboriginal culture?      
   Not much, little bit, fair bit 1.90 (1.49-2.31) 20.49 (19.65-21.33)* 4.18 (3.59-4.77) 0.52 (-0.50-1.54) 6.61 (5.67-7.55)
   Lots 2.16 (1.77-2.55) 22.27 (21.76-22.78) 4.00 (3.57-4.43) 0.53 (-0.51-1.57) 6.68 (5.92-7.44)
  1. *P < 0.05