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Table 1 Prevalence and sample sizes for mental health outcomes, social mobility and sociodemographic variables, 25 years and over

From: Effect of social mobility in family financial situation and housing tenure on mental health conditions among South Australian adults: results from a population health surveillance system, 2009 to 2011

  Analysis samplea (n = 10429)
  n % (95 % CI)
MENTAL HEALTH OUTCOME   
Psychological distress 846 8.1 (7.6-8.7)
Mental health condition 1544 14.8 (14.1-15.5)
Suicidal ideation 450 4.3 (3.9-4.7)
SOCIAL MOBILITY   
Dwelling status   
High childhood and adulthood 6927 66.4 (65.5-67.3)
Low childhood, high adulthood (upward mobility) 2012 19.3 (18.5-20.1)
High childhood, low adulthood (downward mobility) 976 9.4 (8.8-9.9)
Low childhood and adulthood 515 4.9 (4.5-5.4)
Financial situation   
High childhood and adulthood 4727 45.3 (44.4-46.3)
Low childhood, high adulthood (upward mobility) 2979 28.6 (27.7-29.4)
High childhood, low adulthood (downward mobility) 1179 11.3 (10.7-11.9)
Low childhood and adulthood 1544 14.8 (14.1-15.5)
SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC VARIABLES   
Sex   
Male 5096 48.9 (47.9-49.8)
Female 5334 51.1 (50.2-52.1)
Age   
16 to 29 years 905 8.7 (8.2-9.2)
30 to 49 years 4357 41.8 (40.8-42.7)
50 to 69 years 3652 35.0 (34.1-35.9)
70 years and above 1516 14.5 (13.9-15.2)
Educational attainment   
No schooling to secondary 4779 45.8 (44.9-46.8)
Trade, certificate, diploma 2957 28.3 (27.5-29.2)
Degree or higher 2694 25.8 (25.0-26.7)
Dwelling status, adulthood   
Owned or being purchased 8939 85.7 (85.0-86.4)
Rented from the housing trust or government 377 3.6 (3.3-4.0)
Rented privately 868 8.3 (7.8-8.9)
Other 246 2.4 (2.1-2.7)
Financial situation, adulthood   
We spent more money than we got 345 3.3 (3.0-3.7)
We had just enough money to get through to the next pay 1853 17.8 (17.0-18.5)
Some money left over each week but we just spent it 525 5.0 (4.6-5.5)
We could save a bit every now and then 5743 55.1 (54.1-56.0)
We could save a lot 1963 18.8 (18.1-19.6)
Dwelling status, age 10   
Owned or being purchased 7903 75.8 (74.9-76.6)
Rented from the housing trust or government 1049 10.1 (9.5-10.7)
Rented privately 1028 9.9 (9.3-10.4)
Other 449 4.3 (3.9-4.7)
Financial situation, age 10   
We spent more money than we got 174 1.7 (1.4-1.9)
We had just enough money to get through to the next pay 4051 38.8 (37.9-39.8)
Some money left over each week but we just spent it 298 2.9 (2.6-3.2)
We could save a bit every now and then 4758 45.6 (44.7-46.6)
We could save a lot 1149 11.0 (10.4-11.6)
Family structure, age 10   
Family with child/children living with both biological or adoptive parents 9264 88.8 (88.2-89.4)
A step or blended family 267 2.6 (2.3-2.9)
Sole parent family 760 7.3 (6.8-7.8)
Other 133 1.3 (1.1-1.5)
HEALTH VARIABLES   
Current smoker 1617 15.5 (14.8-16.2)
Lifetime risk of alcohol-related harm 3222 30.9 (30.0-31.8)
Body mass index   
Overweight (> = 25 & <30) 3824 36.7 (35.7-37.6)
Obese (> = 30) 2403 23.0 (22.2-23.9)
Number of chronic conditions   
None 6252 59.9 (59.0-60.9)
1 2845 27.3 (26.4-28.1)
2 1014 9.7 (9.2-10.3)
3 to 5 319 3.1 (2.7-3.4)
  1. aAnalysis sample includes respondents with complete data on the relevant outcome and all social mobility variables and covariates
  2. % prevalence estimate; CI confidence interval