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Table 3 Socio-demographic, socio-economic and health-related behaviours characteristics of respondents in each drought exposure category

From: The impact of drought on the association between food security and mental health in a nationally representative Australian sample

  Zero and moderate (N = 2450) N (%) Very dry (N = 566) N (%) Long dry (N = 1433) N (%) Constant dry (N = 228) N (%) Constant and long dry (N = 335) N (%)
Sex (% Male) 1120 (45.7) 241 (42.6) 668 (46.6) 108 (47.4) 151 (45.1)
Marital status (% Married/de facto) 1548 (63.2) 329 (58.1) 899 (62.7) 145 (63.6) 213 (63.6)
Age group (years) %      
  15-25 342 (14.0) 104 (18.4) 221 (15.4) 34 (14.9) 49 (14.6)
  26-39 178 (7.3) 40 (7.1) 124 (8.7) 18 (7.9) 39 (11.6)
  40-55 821 (33.5) 160 (28.3) 481 (33.6) 80 (35.1) 106 (31.6)
  56-65 479 (19.6) 113 (20.0) 242 (16.9) 37 (16.2) 67 (20.0)
  +65 630 (26.4) 149 (26.3) 365 (25.5) 59 (25.9) 74 (22.2)
Indigeneity (% Indigenous Australians) 37 (1.5) 3 (0.5) 11 (0.8) 0 (0) 3 (0.9)
Equivalised Household Income (%)      
  1st quintile 541 (22.0) 90 (15.9) 272 (19.0) 48 (21.1) 54 (16.1)
  2nd quintile 548 (22.4) 95 (16.8) 253 (17.7) 46 (20.2) 58 (17.3)
  3rd quintile 474 (19.4) 97 (17.1) 305 (21.3) 42 (18.4) 85 (25.4)
  4th quintile 471 (19.2) 115 (20.3) 303 (21.1) 47 (20.6) 68 (20.3)
  5th quintile 416 (17.0) 169 (29.9) 300 (21.0) 45 (19.7) 70 (20.9)
Employment status (% Employed) 1369 (55.9) 314 (55.5) 811 (56.6) 134 (58.8) 198 (59.1)
Education (% with at least year 12 or equivalent) 1418 (57.9) 381 (67.3) 892 (62.3) 141 (61.8) 215 (64.2)
Smoking status (% smokers) 910 (37.14) 236 (41.7) 652 (45.5) 92 (40.3) 148 (44.2)
Alcohol (% Moderate drinkers) 1220 (49.8) 290 (51.2) 718 (50.1) 117 (51.3) 170 (50.8)
Physical activity (% Active) 453 (18.5) 86 (15.2) 270 (18.8) 49 (21.5) 73 (21.8)