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Table 4 Prevalence of problem behaviour for children aged 11–17 years for selected socio–demographic characteristics

From: Internet use and electronic gaming by children and adolescents with emotional and behavioural problems in Australia – results from the second Child and Adolescent Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing

Socio–demographic characteristic N Per cent (95 % CI)
Age group –
 11–15 years 53 3.3 (2.4–4.2)
 16–17 years 74 5.5 (4.3–6.7)
Highest level of parent/carer education –
 Bachelor degree or higher 54 4.7 (3.4–6.0)
 Diploma or cert III/IV 44 3.0 (2.1–4.0)
 Year 11 or 12 13 3.4 (1.5–5.3)
 Year 10 or below 16 5.7 (2.7–8.6)
Parent/carer labour force status –
 Both carers employed 59 3.4 (2.5–4.3)
 One carer employed, one carer not in employment 29 4.8 (2.8–6.8)
 Both carers not in employment 7 8.7 (2.3–15.0)
 Sole carer employed 24 3.9 (2.3–5.5)
 Sole carer not in employment 8 3.5 (0.9–6.1)
 Not stated 0
Housing tenure –
 Owned outright 12 2.5 (1.0–4.1)
 Owned with a mortgage 65 3.5 (2.6–4.4)
 Rented – public housing 9 6.5 (2.4–10.6)
 Rented – other 41 5.3 (3.5–7.1)
 Other 0
Annual household income –
 Less than $52,000 32 4.4 (2.8–6.0)
 $52,000–129,000 54 3.6 (2.6–4.6)
 $130,000 or more 37 4.3 (2.9–5.8)
Child’s country of birth –
 Australia 107 3.7 (3.0–4.5)
 Overseas 20 5.0 (2.6–7.4)
Family type –
 Intact family 73 3.8 (2.9–4.7)
 Step family 7 3.7 (0.7–6.7)
 Blended familya 11 4.4 (1.6–7.1)
 Lone parent family 33 3.9 (2.5–5.3)
 Other family 3 8.8 (0.00–18.8)
Geographic level of remoteness –
 Major cities 97 4.6 (3.6–5.5)
 Inner regional Australia 22 2.8 (1.6–4.0)
 Outer regional Australia 6 2.6 (0.2–5.0)
 Remote Australia 2 3.7 (0.0–8.8)
  1. CI Confidence interval
  2. aBlended families include those with 2 or more children, at least one of whom is the natural or adopted child of both parents, and at least one who is the step child of one of them