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Table 1 Demographics and days of high psychological distress due to ill health by age, sex and work force status for the 2008 female adult Australian population

From: The health and economic benefits of reducing intimate partner violence: an Australian example

Females High or very high distress Moderate distress
Age summary   
 Age 15–64 y 989,848 1,636,652
 N (95 % CI) (927,959–1,051,738) (1,556,018–1,717,285)
 Age 65+ y 153,190 300,836
 N (95 % CI) (132,009–174,372) (265,299–336,372)
 Age 15+ y 43.8 43.5
 Mean (95 % CI) (42.7– 44.9) (42.8– 44.2)
In Labour Force (15+ years)a
 % (95 % CI) 53 % (50–57 %) 62 % (59–64 %)
 Mean days off work (95 % CI) 0.69 (0.52–0.85) 0.28 (0.21–0.35)
Not in Labour Force
 % (95 % CI) 47 % (43–50 %) 39 % (36–41 %)
 Mean days of reduced activity: 15–64 y (95 % CI) 3.03 (2.54–3.53) 1.47 (1.15–1.79)
Aged 65+ years
 % (95 % CI) 13.4 % (11.7–15.3 %) 15.5 % (13.9–17.3 %)
 Mean days of reduced activity (95 % CI) 3.62 (2.70–4.55) 2.25 (1.75–2.75)
  1. Source: National Health Survey 2004–05 (ABS, 2006). Mean days measured over a two week period
  2. CI confidence interval, N number
  3. aincludes unemployed seeking work and 65+ years