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Table 2 Problem gambling prevalence studies which met the eligibility criteria

From: A meta-regression analysis of 41 Australian problem gambling prevalence estimates and their relationship to total spending on electronic gaming machines

State or territory Year Sample size Prevalence of problem gambling (% of adults) Prevalence of moderate-risk problem gambling (% of adults) Administration mode Screen Gambling frequency threshold Losses on EGMs and at casinos (% of HDI)
ACT 1999 708 2.06 2.54 Telephone SOGS Weekly 1.768
ACT 2001 5445 1.91 1.21 Telephone SOGS Weekly 1.587
ACT 2009 5500 0.50 1.50 Telephone PGSI Monthly 0.781
ACT 2014-15 7068 0.40 1.10 Telephone PGSI Six-monthly or less often 0.594
NSW 1995 1390 2.20 3.08 Doorknock SOGS Weekly 1.952
NSW 1997 1209 3.00 4.14 Doorknock SOGS Weekly 2.247
NSW 1999 2632 2.55 2.57 Telephone SOGS Weekly 2.726
NSW 2006 5029 0.80 1.60 Telephone PGSI Weekly 2.570
NSW 2008-09 9408 0.40 1.30 Telephone PGSI Six-monthly or less often 2.082
NSW 2011 10,000 0.80 2.90 Telephone PGSI Six-monthly or less often 1.944
NT 1999 607 1.89 0.42 Telephone SOGS Weekly 2.009
NT 2005 5246 0.64 1.57 Telephone PGSI Weekly 2.129
QLD 1999 1518 1.88 4.13 Telephone SOGS Weekly 1.888
QLD 2001 13,082 0.83 2.70 Telephone PGSI Six-monthly or less often 1.948
QLD 2003-04 30,373 0.55 1.97 Telephone PGSI Six-monthly or less often 2.105
QLD 2006-07 30,188 0.47 1.80 Telephone PGSI Six-monthly or less often 1.608
QLD 2008-09 14,962 0.37 1.60 Telephone PGSI Six-monthly or less often 1.460
QLD 2011-12 15,088 0.48 1.90 Telephone PGSI Six-monthly or less often 1.346
SA 1996 1206 1.24   Telephone SOGS Weekly 1.520
SA 1999 1013 2.45 0.57 Telephone SOGS Weekly 1.824
SA 2001 6045 1.88 1.36 Telephone SOGS Monthly 1.886
SA 2005 17,140 0.40 1.20 Telephone PGSI Fortnightly 1.992
SA 2012 9508 0.60 2.50 Telephone PGSI Six-monthly or less often 1.370
TAS 1994 1220 0.82 1.97 Doorknock SOGS Weekly 0.811
TAS 1996 1211 2.89 5.70 Telephone SOGS Six-monthly or less often 0.934
TAS 1999 810 0.44 1.73 Telephone SOGS Weekly 1.609
TAS 2000 1223 0.90 1.55 Telephone SOGS Six-monthly or less often 1.743
TAS 2005 6048 0.73 1.02 Telephone PGSI Weekly 1.715
TAS 2007 4051 0.54 0.86 Telephone PGSI Weekly 1.438
TAS 2011 4303 0.70 1.80 Telephone PGSI Six-monthly or less often 1.189
TAS 2013 5000 0.50 1.80 Telephone PGSI Six-monthly or less often 1.052
VIC 1997 2000 1.00 1.30 Telephone SOGS Six-monthly or less often 2.489
VIC 1998 1737 1.50 1.10 Telephone SOGS Six-monthly or less often 2.707
VIC 1999a 1760 0.80 1.30 Telephone SOGS Six-monthly or less often 2.843
VIC 1999b 2227 2.14 2.65 Telephone SOGS Weekly 2.843
VIC 2003 8479 0.97 0.91 Telephone PGSI Weekly 2.598
VIC 2007 2012 1.40 2.80 Telephone PGSI Six-monthly or less often 2.175
VIC 2008 15,000 0.70 2.36 Telephone PGSI Six-monthly or less often 2.083
VIC 2014 13,554 0.81 2.79 Telephone PGSI Six-monthly or less often 1.748
WA 1994 1253 0.56 0.48 Doorknock SOGS Weekly 1.285
WA 1999 1114 0.70 4.15 Telephone SOGS Weekly 0.758
  1. Notes: SOGS South Oaks Gambling Screen, PGSI Problem Gambling Severity Index. Full bibliographic details for each study can be found in the Additional file 3 as Table S1