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Table 2 Respondents aged 40 years and over who perceived that an adverse event had occurred to themselves or a household member – univariate analysis.

From: Consumer perceptions of safety in hospitals

Variable Adverse event (%) Total (N) RR 95% CI Sig.*
Age (yr)   1126    
40–59 17.3 648 1.00   
60+ 12.2 478 0.70 0.52 – 0.96 0.025
Gender   1126    
Male 13.7 542 1.00   
Female 16.4 584 1.20 0.88 – 1.63 0.244
Residence   1126    
Rural 13.5 355 1.00   
Metropolitan 15.8 771 1.17 0.80 – 1.69 0.417
Country of birth   1126    
Australian: Non-Indigenous 14.0 763 1.00   
Australian: Indigenous 37.1 16 2.64 1.17 – 5.95 0.019
Europe: UK/Ireland 18.2 172 1.30 0.88 – 1.92 0.183
Europe: Other 15.8 113 1.12 0.67 – 1.88 0.654
Asia 8.4 15 0.60 0.09 – 3.91 0.595
Other 15.2 47 1.08 0.54 – 2.17 0.822
Annual household income (AUD)   1018    
<$20,00 15.6 382 1.00   
$20,001–$80,000 15.8 489 1.02 0.73 – 1.41 0.928
>$80,0001 15.6 147 1.00 0.59 – 1.69 0.996
  1. * Weighted log binomial generalized linear model