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Table 1 Probable depression and associations with sociodemographic factors. Survey 2 of the Younger cohort of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health 2000

From: Depression and termination of pregnancy (induced abortion) in a national cohort of young Australian women: the confounding effect of women's experience of violence

    Depressed (presumed from CESD ≥ 10)
Variable Total1 Column% % AOR2 3 95% CI
   Total 9,327 100 30   
Marital status      
   Single 5,193 56 33 1.00  
   Married 2,114 23 25 0.61 *** 0.54 – 0.70
   De facto 1,798 19 28 0.76 *** 0.67 – 0.87
   Wid/sep/divorced 183 2 40 1.13 0.81 – 1.58
Age (at response to Survey 2)      
   <24 years 2,326 25 32 1.00  
   ≥ 24 years 7,007 75 30 0.99 0.88 – 1.11
Education level      
   None/year10 education 821 9 38 1.07 0.89 – 1.28
   HSC 2,027 23 35 1.00  
   App/cert 2,085 23 30 0.83 * 0.72 – 0.96
   Degree or higher 4,098 45 26 0.72 *** 0.62 – 0.83
Occupation      
   Manager/professional 3,960 44 26 1.00  
   Para-professional 593 7 26 0.93 0.75 – 1.16
   Trade/clerical 2,721 31 32 1.23 ** 1.07 – 1.41
   Blue-collar 514 6 32 1.17 0.93 – 1.47
   No paid job 261 3 33 1.18 0.88 – 1.58
   Other4 773 9 39 1.76 *** 1.45 – 2.14
Health insurance      
   No private cover 6,228 67 32 1.00  
   Has private cover 3,043 33 27 0.85 ** 0.76 – 0.95
Country of birth      
   Australian born 8,838 95 30 1.00  
   European born 107 1 30 0.96 0.58 – 1.57
   Asian born 323 4 37 1.32 * 1.00 – 1.74
Area of residence      
   Urban 6,682 75 31 1.00  
   Rural 1,989 22 28 0.79 *** 0.71 – 0.88
   Remote 302 3 30 0.92 0.72 – 1.18
  1. 1 Total numbers within variables vary due to missing responses, column %'s calculates without including missing category
  2. 2 Adjusted odds ratio, mutually adjusted for all other sociodemographic factors in table as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait identity.
  3. 3 M p < 0.10, * p ≤ 0.05, ** p ≤ 0.01, *** p ≤ 0.001
  4. 4 Other includes home duties, group comprises women more likely to be married and to have children than those in other groups