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Table 4 Level of psychological distress, according to MK-K5, overall and in relation to age group, gender, and remoteness

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

  Low (5- < 8) Moderate (8- < 12) High (12- < 15) Very High (15–25)
% (n) % (n) % (n) % (n)
Overall 29.5 (2063) 31.4 (2195) 15.4 (1079) 23.6 (1651)
Age Group
 16–24 19.3 (116) 30.0 (180) 21.1 (127) 29.6 (178)
 25–49 25.1 (524) 32.5 (678) 16.4 (341) 26.0 (543)
  > 50 34.1 (1256) 31.1 (1145) 14.0 (517) 20.9 (769)
Gendera
 Male 34.5 (921) 30.8 (822) 13.8 (368) 21.0 (560)
 Female 26.3 (1104) 31.8 (1335) 16.5 (691) 25.4 (1063)
Remoteness
 Major city 28.0 (844) 31.7 (1000) 15.9 (501) 24.5 (775)
 Regional 30.0 (965) 30.9 (995) 15.5 (498) 23.7 (763)
 Remote 36.5 (187) 33.8 (173) 13.7 (70) 16.0 (82)
  1. aDue to small numbers, people identifying as other genders are included in totals but are omitted from gender-stratified analysis