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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of those who report being angry about their health “some of the time”, “most of the time” or “all of the time”

From: Feeling angry about current health status: using a population survey to determine the association with demographic, health and social factors

  n % (95 % CI) X2 test p-value
Sex    
Male 234/1460 16.0 (13.4–19.1) 0.01
Female 321/1534 20.9 (16.7–23.4)  
Age group    
18 to 44 years 269/1482 18.1 (15.1–24.5) 0.71
45 to 64 years 192/987 19.4 (17.1–22.0)  
65 and over years 95/525 18.1 (15.5–21.0)  
Educationa    
Up to secondary schooling 313/1380 22.7 (20.0–25.7) <0.001
Trade, certificate or diploma 141/757 18.6 (15.0–22.8)  
Tertiary 95/809 11.8 (9.1–15.1)  
Marital statusa    
Married/ living with partner 355/1993 17.8 (15.8–20.0) 0.02
Separated/divorced 53/187 28.5 (22.6–35.1)  
Widowed 34/147 23.1 (17.9–29.4)  
Never married 109/649 16.7 (12.3–22.3)  
Income    
Up to $20,000 72/267 27.1 (22.3–32.5) <0.001
$20,001–$40,000 64/307 20.9 (15.6–26.0)  
$40,001–$60,000 56/304 18.2 (13.1–24.8)  
$60,001–$80,000 62/393 15.8 (11.3–21.5)  
$80,000 or more 158/1134 13.9 (11.3–17.1)  
Not stated 143/589 24.3 (19.8–29.5)  
Work statusa    
Employed 310/1873 16.6 (14.2–19.1) <0.001
Unemployed 25/106 23.7 (12.9–39.6)  
Engaged in home duties 51/201 25.3 (18.9–33.1)  
Student 10/168 6.0 (2.7–13.0)  
Retired 118/584 20.2 (17.5–23.2)  
Unable to work 41/60 68.2 (55.4–78.8)  
Country of birtha    
Australia 423/2341 18.1 (16.1–20.2) 0.008
UK / Ireland 27/184 14.5 (10.4–20.0)  
Other 105/466 22.5 (17.5–28.4)  
Family structurea    
Family and children 246/1571 17.6 (15.0–20.5) 0.12
Adults living alone 61/282 21.8 (18.4–25.7)  
Adult with partner - no children 129/767 16.9 (14.4–19.6)  
Adults living together related/unrelated 80/342 23.3 (16.7–31.5)  
Receive a pension    
Don't receive any benefit or pension 353/2168 16.3 (14.2–18.6) <0.001
Receive some form of benefit or pension 202/825 24.4 (21.2–27.9)  
Index of social disadvantagea    
SEIFA Quintile 1 (Most disadvantaged) 119/584 20.3 (16.5–24.7) 0.01
SEIFA Quintile 2 152/693 22.0 (18.4–26.0)  
SEIFA Quintile 3 129/621 20.8 (16.4–25.9)  
SEIFA Quintiles 4 82/548 14.9 (11.4–19.3)  
SEIFA Quintile 5 (Least disadvantaged) 74/541 13.6 (10.2–17.9)  
  1. aOther/don’t know responses excluded from analysis