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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of study participants

From: Alcohol, tobacco and illicit drug use amongst same-sex attracted women: results from the Western Australian Lesbian and Bisexual Women's Health and Well-Being Survey

Characteristic n %
Age (years)   
   15-17 18 (2.0)
   18-24 156 (17.0)
   25-34 271 (29.6)
   35-44 237 (25.8)
   45-54 146 (15.9)
   55-64 37 (4.0)
   65+ 4 (0.4)
   Not stated 48 (5.2)
Residential location   
   Perth metropolitan area 803 (87.6)
   Rural/regional 61 (6.7)
   Not stated 53 (5.7)
Employment status   
   Full time 541 (59.0)
   Part time 168 (18.3)
   Student 81 (8.8)
   Unemployed 17 (1.9)
   Pensioner/social security 27 (2.9)
   Retired 10 (1.1)
   Other 21 (2.3)
   Not stated 52 (5.7)
Educational attainment   
   Less than Year 10 33 (3.6)
   Year 10 90 (9.8)
   Year 12/TEE 170 (18.5)
   Trade certificate/TAFE 134 (14.6)
   University or CAE 418 (45.6)
   Not stated 72 (7.9)
Country of birth   
   Australia 607 (66.2)
   Other 270 (29.4)
   Not stated 40 (4.4)
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander 21 (2.3)
  1. CAE = College of Advanced Education; TAFE = Technical and Further Education; TEE = Tertiary Entrance Exam.