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Table 3 Rotated factor analyses of NLES items for 2008 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 Grief, trauma & relationship breakdown Labour market stressors Social transgressions Grief, trauma & relationship breakdown Labour market stressors
Witness to violence 0.68 0.11 0.05 0.72 0.14 0.05
Abuse or violent crime 0.70 0.11 −0.08 0.75 0.11 −0.04
Alcohol and/or drug problem 0.73 0.17 0.19 0.66 0.06 0.32
Police trouble 0.64 0.12 0.13 0.68 0.01 0.20
Gambling problem 0.65 −0.02 0.27 0.56 0.00 0.35
Not able to get a job 0.25 0.06 0.66 0.24 0.06 0.66
Lost job, made redundant, sacked 0.05 0.05 0.81 0.11 0.11 0.67
Divorce or separation 0.14 0.37 0.05 0.30 0.46 −0.27
Serious illness or disability family 0.08 0.59 0.27 −0.02 0.61 0.29
Serious accident someone close 0.12 0.61 0.03 0.07 0.56 0.20
Death family member/close friend 0.17 0.68 −0.02 0.15 0.65 −0.03
Eigen value 2.44 1.39 1.31 2.47 1.38 1.36
Variation explained (%) 22% 13% 12% 22% 13% 12%
Cumulative variation (%) 22% 35% 47% 22% 35% 47%
  1. Note: Item loadings in bold indicate the factor they most heavily loaded on (and above 0.3).