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Table 1 Unadjusted logistic regression models for carer reported gambling problems and community level variables

From: Gambling, housing conditions, community contexts and child health in remote indigenous communities in the Northern Territory, Australia

Independent variables Carers Carer gambling problems1 Unadjusted
  % (n) % (n) OR (95% CI)2
Total 347 (100.0) 40.4 (140) -
Community code    
1 14.2 (50) 52.0 (26) 0.38 (0.13–1.08)
2 9.9 (35) 45.7 (16) 0.29 (0.10–0.86)
3 9.9 (35) 74.3 (26) 1.0
4 5.7 (20) 30.0 (6) 0.15 (0.04–0.52)
5 12.8 (45) 44.4 (20) 0.28 (0.10–0.77)
6 3.1 (11) 18.2 (2) 0.08 (0.01–0.44)
7 14.5 (51) 10.0 (5) 0.04 (0.01–0.13)
8 17.1 (60) 37.9 (22) 0.21 (0.07–0.60)
9 7.7 (27) 48.2 (13) 0.32 (0.10–1.03)
10 5.1 (18) 25.0 (4) 0.12 (0.03–0.45)
Community FHLP3 measure    
Better (8 communities) 84.4 (297) 37.0 (108) 1.0
Worse (2 communities) 15.6 (55) 58.2 (32) 2.37 (1.29–4.37)
Community Environmental health    
Best (2 communities) 20.2 (71) 34.8 (24) 1.0
Better (4 communities) 37.2 (131) 29.7 (38) 0.79 (0.38–1.63)
Poor (2 communities) 18.5 (65) 40.0 (26) 1.25 (0.57–2.74)
Poorest (2 communities) 24.2 (85) 61.2 (52) 2.95 (1.35–6.45)
Number of outstations attached    
No outstations (2 communities) 35.8 (126) 49.2 (61) 1.0
1 to 5 (4 communities) 58.5 (206) 36.0 (73) 0.58 (0.35–0.96)
14 (2 communities) 5.7 (20) 30.0 (6) 0.44 (0.16–1.23)
Community location    
Desert (2 communities) 10.8 (38) 27.8 (10) 1.0
Inland-tropical (4 communities) 35.8 (126) 50.8 (64) 2.68 (1.20–6.01)
Coastal (4 communities) 53.4 (188) 35.7 (66) 1.44 (0.65–3.21)
Access to Doctor    
Resident (5 communities) 45.5 (160) 25.2 (39) 1.0
Twice or less/week (5 communities) 54.6 (192) 52.6 (101) 3.30 (1.96–5.57)
Community facilities present    
Women’s centre (7 communities) 76.7 (270) 35.9 (95) 0.46 (0.27–0.79)
Aged care (6 communities) 59.7 (210) 73.0 (73) 0.59 (0.36–0.97)
  1. 1 Carer reported gambling problems for themselves or someone in the house.
  2. 2 OR (95% CI) = odds ratio (95% confidence interval).
  3. 3 FHLP Failed healthy living practices (housing infrastructure required to carry out health living practices). The FHLP measures the condition of housing infrastructure in the community [15].