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Table 1 Factors associated with terrorist attack likely, concern, changed way of living, willingness to evacuate and combined indicators – adjusted Odds Ratios

From: Terrorism in Australia: factors associated with perceived threat and incident-critical behaviours

Outcome variable Independent variable OR 95% CI
Terrorist attack likely Highest formal qualification    
  University degree/equivalent 1.00   
  TAFE certificate/Diploma 1.44 0.97 2.12
  High school certificate 1.07 0.69 1.66
  School certificate 1.59 1.10 2.31
  None 2.10 1.32 3.35
  Marital status    
  Married 1.00   
  Widowed 0.80 0.55 1.18
  separated/divorced 1.40 0.97 2.03
  Never married 0.51 0.35 0.73
Concerned self or family directly affected Location    
  Urban 1.00   
  Rural 0.77 0.60 0.99
  Age category    
  16–24 1.00   
  25–34 2.44 1.36 4.38
  35–44 1.10 0.63 1.92
  45–54 1.77 1.06 2.97
  55–64 1.69 1.01 2.81
  65–74 2.01 1.22 3.33
  75+ 2.04 1.17 3.57
  Speak language other than English    
  No 1.00   
  Yes 3.02 2.02 4.53
  Highest formal qualification    
  University degree/equivalent 1.00   
  TAFE certificate/Diploma 1.57 1.07 2.30
  High school certificate 1.88 1.23 2.86
  School certificate 2.75 1.90 3.98
  None 3.62 2.25 5.83
Changed way of living Age category    
  16–24 1.00   
  25–34 0.78 0.38 1.60
  35–44 0.80 0.40 1.59
  45–54 0.83 0.41 1.68
  55–64 0.58 0.29 1.18
  65–74 0.48 0.23 0.99
  75+ 0.21 0.09 0.48
  Speak language other than English    
  No 1.00   
  Yes 3.27 2.17 4.93
  Highest formal qualification    
  University degree/equivalent 1.00   
  TAFE certificate/Diploma 1.45 0.94 2.23
  High school certificate 1.62 1.00 2.63
  School certificate 1.77 1.15 2.71
  None 2.27 1.36 3.77
  Marital status    
  Married 1.00   
  Widowed 1.47 0.94 2.29
  separated/divorced 1.04 0.69 1.55
  Never married 0.49 0.30 0.81
Terrorism likely + concerned for self/family Highest formal qualification    
  University degree/equivalent 1.00   
  TAFE certificate/Diploma 1.61 0.96 2.69
  High school certificate 1.63 0.95 2.80
  School certificate 2.68 1.68 4.27
  None 4.52 2.63 7.75
Terrorism likely + concerned + changed way of living Location    
  Urban 1.00   
  Rural 0.64 0.42 0.97
  Highest formal qualification    
  University degree/equivalent 1.00   
  TAFE certificate/Diploma 1.51 0.69 3.33
  High school certificate 1.32 0.59 2.95
  School certificate 2.79 1.43 5.45
  None 3.83 1.73 8.48
Willing to evacuate home Employed    
  No 1.00   
  Yes 1.37 1.06 1.79
Willing to evacuate office/public facility Gender    
  Male 1.00   
  Female 1.80 1.27 2.56
  Speak language other than English    
  No 1.00   
  Yes 0.46 0.27 0.79
  Highest formal qualification    
  University degree/equivalent 1.00   
  TAFE certificate/Diploma 0.74 0.39 1.42
  High school certificate 0.53 0.27 1.02
  School certificate 0.45 0.25 0.82
  None 0.58 0.29 1.16
Willingness to evaluate home + office/public facility Employed    
  No 1.00   
  Yes 1.51 1.16 1.95
  Gender    
  Male 1.00   
  Female 1.46 1.12 1.90
  1. Note: Independent variables adjusted for are; age, marital status; have children less than 16 years; location (urban/rural); born in Australia; employment, speak a language other than English at home (LOTE); highest educational qualification; household income, self-rated health status and psychological distress, measured using the K10.