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Table 2 Participant Demographic Characteristics by ASGC (remoteness) category

From: Social determinants of psychological wellness for children and adolescents in rural NSW

VariableAustralian Standard Geographic Classification (ASGC)p valueTotal (n = 539)a
Inner Regional (n = 164)aOuter regional (n = 205)aRemote (n = 118)aVery remote (n = 52)a
Child age Group
 4–10 years64 (25.6%)*, (n = 43, m = 7.33, SD = 2.01)90 (36%), (n = 59, m = 7.15, SD = 2.024)71 (28.4%)*, (n = 52, m = 7.19, SD = 2.11)25 (10%), (n = 15, m = 6.93, SD = 1.71) 250 (46.8%), (n = 169, m = 7.19, SD = 2.02)
 11–17 years97 (34.2%)*, (n = 75, m = 13.72, SD = 1.91)114 (40.1%), (n = 89, m = 14.09, SD = 1.84)47 (16.5%)*, (n = 42, m = 13.14, SD = 2.04)26 (9.2%), (n = 21, m = 13.90, SD = 1.92) 284 (53.2%), (n = 227, m = 13.78, SD = 1.91)
 Total161 (30.1%)204 (38.2%)118 (22.1%)51 (9.6%).006534 (99.07%)
Child gender
 Female56 (28.1%)83 (41.7%)46 (23.1%)14 (7%).206199 (36.9%)
 Male65 (32.0%)67 (33.0%)48 (23.6%)23 (11.3%) 203 (37.7%)
Parental Employment Status
 Employed115 (27.9%)*160 (38.8%)90 (21.8%)47 (11.4%)* 412 (76.4%)
 Unemployed10 (30.3%)18 (54.6%)4 (12.1%)1 (3.0%) 33 (6.1%)
 Home/Study33 (41.3%)*20 (25.0%)*24 (30.0%)3 (3.8%)* 80 (14.8%)
 Total    .003389 (72.2%)
Household Income
 Low35 (27.6%)42 (33.1%)42 (33.1%)*8 (6.3%) 127
 Medium48 (34.8%)60 (43.5%)19 (13.8%)*11 (8.0%) 138
 High33 (26.6%)45 (36.3%)29 (23.4%)17 (12.7%)* 124
 Total    .005389 (72.2%)
Community SES categories
 Low34 (14.7%)*102 (44.2%)*78 (33.8%)*17 (7.4%)<.001231 (44%)
 Medium98 (40.2%)*77 (31.5%)*34 (13.9%)*35 (14.3%)* 244 (46%)
 High28 (51.9%)20 (37.0%)6 (11.1%)*0* 54 (10%)
  1. *significantly different number of participants in group than expected
  2. aThis was the total n for each group, however as full data was not available for each variable, the result is based on the available data