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Table 1 Demographic and socio-economic variables by incarceration status

From: Closing the (incarceration) gap: assessing the socio-economic and clinical indicators of indigenous males by lifetime incarceration status

  Ever-incarcerated
N (%)
Never-incarcerated
N (%)
Χ2 (p value) V
Education
 Did not complete year 10 15,200 (49.7) 48,700 (26.8)   
 Completed year 10 15,400 (50.3) 132,900 (73.2) 6447.7 (<.001) .18
Marital status
 Not married 17,800 (57.8) 99,200 (54.7)   
 Married 13,000 (42.2) 82,300 (45.3) 223.7 (<.001) .02
Section of state
 Major urban 8300 (26.8) 78,300 (43.1)   
 Other urban 12,700 (41.0) 65,800 (36.2)   
 Bounded locality 4800 (15.5) 19,300 (10.6)   
 Rural balance 5200 (16.8) 18,400 (10.1) 3502.9 (<.001) .13
Indigenous only household
 Non-indigenous individuals in household 8300 (26.9) 88,000 (48.5)   
 Only indigenous individuals in household 22,600 (73.1) 93,600 (51.5) 4970.5 (<.001) .15
Labour force status
 Full time employed 5000 (16.5) 75,200 (41.5)   
 Part-time employed 2800 (9.2) 26,200 (14.5)   
 Unemployed – looking for full time work 5500 (18.2) 16,900 (9.3)   
 Unemployed – looking for part-time work 500 (1.7) 5500 (3.0)   
 Not in labour force 16,500 (54.5) 57,300 (31.6) 10,752.8 (<.001) .23
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