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Table 1 Descriptive Statistics

From: A multilevel mixed effects analysis of informal carers health in Australia: the role of community participation, social support and trust at small area level

Variable Mean/Percent (N = 12,767) Standard. Deviation Minimum Value Maximum Value
SF36 General Health Component Score 67.62 20.83 0.00 100
SF36 Mental Health Component Score 74.05 17.58 0.00 100
Actively cares for a household member/non-resident due to long-term health condition, elderly (%) 7.76% 0.27   
Time spent in (hrs/mins) per week Caring for disabled/elderly relative (n = 8416) 1.69 9.87 0.00 168
Age 45.10 18.71 15.00 97
Gender: 1 for male 47% 0.50   
Household financial year gross total income ($) 124,708 111,903 −74,269 2,827,827
Life events in past year: Serious personal injury/illness 10% 0.30   
Educational level
 Tertiary University Education (Base Category) 26.44% 0.44   
 Avd diploma, diploma, Cert III or IV 31.71% 0.47   
 Year 12 15.15% 0.36   
 Year 11 and below 26.71% 0.44   
Employment Status
 Employed - works 35h hours a week (Base Category) 40.89% 0.49   
 Employed - works less than 35 h a week 21.23% 0.41   
 Unemployed, retired, home duties, students & others 37.87% 0.49   
How often participate in Physical Activities?
 Not at all (Base Category) 10.95% 0.31   
 Less than once a week 16.68% 0.37   
 1 to 2 times a week 23.54% 0.42   
 3 times a week 15.75% 0.36   
 More than 3 times a week 33.09% 0.47   
Social Capital Summary Variables
 Civic engagement, political participation and breadth of participation 1.93 1.13 −0.13 7.17
 Informal social connectedness 5.69 1.20 1.20 8.87
 Personal social exclusion 5.78 1.64 1.47 12.12
 Personal social cohesion 8.97 1.29 1.79 12.56
 Level of trust in the community 7.66 1.19 1.61 11.28
 Level of distrust in the community 6.98 1.56 1.78 12.44
  1. Note: The Table 1 presents summary statics of the variables used in the fully-adjusted multi-level mixed effects models for the SF36 mental and general health outcomes in wave 14 of HILDA data