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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the sample

From: Mental health in immigrant men and women in Australia: the North West Adelaide health study

  Australian-born Foreign-born (English speaking background) Foreign-born (non-English speaking background)
  N = 1895 N = 417 N = 292
% women 50.6 48.5 43.6
% married* 66.6 76.3 75.4
% with higher education* 22.7 14.2 15.7
% income less than $20,000* 11.6 10.8 16.1
% currently employed* 77.5 73.7 68.2
% living alone 9.5 8.5 5.5
% length of stay <20 years* - 16.4 25.4
% reporting fair/poor health* 11.2 10.6 21.2
Mean age in years (sd)* 39.0 (11.7) 47.3 (10.5) 46.3 (11.0)
  1. *p < 0.05.