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Table 1 Socio-demographic indicators by ethnicity, chronic care study, 2011 (N = 193†)

From: Characteristics of Indigenous adults with poorly controlled diabetes in north Queensland: implications for services

  Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander Overall P-value
Number of participants 96 97 193  
Mean (95% CI) age (years) 47.7 (45.9-49.6) 47.5 (45.5-49.5) 47.6 (46.2-49.0) 0.92
Number (%) of women 67 (70) 56 (58) 123 (64) 0.08
Employment status (%)     0.003
  Full-time 25 (26) 41 (42) 66 (34)  
  Part-time 14 (15) 22 (23) 36 (19)  
  Unemployed 57 (59) 34 (35) 91 (47)  
Education level attained (%)     <0.001
  Did not complete year 12 77 (80) 52 (54) 129 (67)  
  Year 12 certificate 2 (2) 16 (16) 18 (9)  
  TAFE course 14 (15) 19 (20) 33 (17)  
  University course 3 (3) 10 (10) 13 (7)  
Median (interquartile range) income ($) 15080 (11960–27690) 28600 (14300–36400) 18980 (13000–33800) <0.001
Not enough money for food (%) 49 (51) 25 (26) 74 (38) <0.001
No. of missed meals past fortnight (%)     <0.001
  None 49 (55) 93 (98) 142 (77)  
  One to two 26 (29) 1 (1) 27 (15)  
  Three or more 14 (16) 1 (1) 15 (8)  
Median (interquartile range) TOFHLA score 86.2 (72.5-94.0) 86.2 (68.8-91.1) 86.2 (71.1-93.0) 0.23
No. of people per house (interquartile range) 5 (3–7) 4 (3–7) 4 (3–7) 0.84
Smoking     
  Current smoking (%) 43 (46) 33 (35) 76 (41) 0.13‡
  Never smoked (%) 33 (35) 37 (40) 70 (38)  
  Ex-smoker (%) 17 (18) 23 (25) 40 (21)  
  Current female smoker (%) 33 (50) 20 (36) 53 (44)  
  Current male smoker (%) 10 (37) 13 (34) 23 (35)  
Mean (95% CI) body mass index (kg/m2) 30.3 (28.6-32.0) 34.2 (32.2-36.2) 31.9 (30.6-33.3) 0.004
  1. †Missing data: Missed meals 9, Smoking 7, BMI 106.
  2. ‡Smoker/non-smoker as binary.