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Table 3 Demographic characteristics of study participants (N = 6988)

From: Reliability, validity, and clinical utility of a culturally modified Kessler scale (MK-K5) in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population

Variable n %
Age group
 16–24 601 9.4
 25–49 2086 32.7
 50+ 3687 57.8
Gender
 Male 2671 38.9
 Female 4193 61.0
 Other genders 8 0.1
Remoteness
 Major city 3160 45.8
 Regional 3221 46.7
 Remote 512 7.4
Education level
 No school 42 0.6
 Primary school 224 3.2
 Some high school 1103 15.9
 Year 10 1529 22.1
 Year 12 796 11.5
 Certificate/diploma 1908 27.6
 University 1323 19.1
Employmenta
 Paid employment 3771 54.0
 Unemployed 722 10.3
 Retired 1185 17.0
 Carer 374 5.6
 Studying 726 10.4
 CDP 76 1.1
 Disabled/sick 810 11.6
  1. aParticipants could select more than one type of employment and therefore percentages sum to more than 100%