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Table 2 Socioeconomic characteristics of men with and without disabilities

From: Inequalities in socio-economic characteristics and health and wellbeing of men with and without disabilities: a cross-sectional analysis of the baseline wave of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Male Health

  Disability No disability P value
n % n %
Education
 Completed secondary 357 39.4 7598 61.9 p < 0.001
 Did not complete secondary 549 60.6 4678 38.1
Household income (annual)
  ≥ $150,000 92 11.8 2417 22.3 p < 0.001
 $100,000–$149,999 124 15.9 2901 26.8
 $50,000–$99,999 268 34.4 3773 34.8
 $30,000–$49,999 142 18.2 1108 10.2
 $1–$29,999 144 18.5 561 5.2
 Nil/negative 9 1.2 70 0.7
Labour force status
 Employed 578 63.1 10,808 87.2 p < 0.001
 Unemployed 127 13.9 984 7.9
 Not in the labour force 211 23.0 597 4.8
Skill levela
 High 142 26.4 4022 39.1 p < 0.001
 Medium 209 38.8 3692 35.9
 Low 187 34.8 2581 25.1
Employment arrangementsa
 Permanent 378 67.1 7447 70.0 p = 0.113
 Fixed term/casual 99 17.6 1540 14.5
 Self employed 86 15.3 1646 15.5
Number of hours workeda
 Mean, SD 39.3 19.3 41.7 15.9 p < 0.001
Hours of work preferreda
 About right amount 243 43.9 5606 52.7 p < 0.001
 Prefer fewer hours 179 32.3 3357 31.6
 Prefer more hours 132 23.8 1673 15.7
Access to paid leavea
 Yes 312 65.0 6217 68.5 p = 0.111
 No 168 35.0 2862 31.5
Shortage of money
 No 410 45.1 8612 70.2 p < 0.001
 Yes 500 55.0 3663 29.8
Housing tenure
 Outright owner 134 14.8 1881 15.2 p < 0.001
 Mortgagor 341 37.7 6302 51.1
 Rented accommodation 371 41.0 3530 28.6
 Other 59 6.5 626 5.1
Housing affordability
 Affordable 425 55.2 6800 63.2 p < 0.001
 Unaffordable 345 44.8 3960 36.8
SEIFA
 Q5 (less disadvantaged) 102 10.8 2406 19.1 p < 0.001
 Q4 152 16.1 2759 21.9
 Q3 198 21.0 2957 23.4
 Q2 226 24.0 2279 18.1
 Q1 (more disadvantaged) 264 28.0 2221 17.6
  1. aAmong employed men