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Table 2 Rotated factor analyses of NLES items for 2002 Indigenous population by remoteness

From: Changes in exposure to ‘life stressors’ in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population, 2002 to 2008

  Remote loadings Non-remote loadings
NLES item Social transgressions & labour market stressors Grief and trauma Labour market stressors Social transgressions Labour market stressors & relationship breakdown Grief and trauma
Witness to violence 0.79 0.11 0.06 0.68 0.06 0.19
Abuse or violent crime 0.75 0.00 0.17 0.68 −0.01 0.13
Alcohol and/or drug problem 0.74 0.24 0.03 0.70 0.17 0.08
Police trouble 0.65 0.13 0.13 0.68 0.10 0.04
Gambling problem 0.65 0.25 0.12 0.52 0.27 −0.04
Not able to get a job 0.42 0.05 0.52 0.16 0.66 0.11
Lost job, made redundant, sacked 0.06 0.05 0.91 0.04 0.76 0.04
Divorce or separation 0.32 0.30 0.25 0.24 0.42 0.05
Serious illness or disability family 0.09 0.70 0.05 0.10 0.21 0.63
Serious accident someone close 0.17 0.71 0.01 0.19 −0.08 0.61
Death family member/close friend 0.19 0.59 0.16 0.06 0.08 0.65
Eigen value 2.95 1.58 1.25 2.28 1.36 1.28
Variation explained (%) 27% 14% 11% 21% 12% 12%
Cumulative variation (%) 27% 41% 53% 21% 33% 45%
  1. Note: Item loadings in bold indicate the factor they most heavily loaded on (and above 0.3).