Table 4

Social and emotional well-being of ABC study participants by substance use, discrimination and cultural knowledge factors

Anxiety

mean (95% CI)

Resilience

mean (95% CI)

Depression

mean (95% CI)

Suicide

mean (95% CI)

Mental health

mean (95% CI)


Total

2.07 (1.78-2.36)

21.64 (21.19-22.09)

4.06 (3.71-4.41)

0.52 (0.38-0.66)

6.65 (6.04-7.26)

Range

0-18

5-27

0-17

0-9

0-30

Substance use

Tobacco

No

2.16 (1.63-2.69)

21.69 (20.85-22.53)

3.98 (3.25-4.71)

0.53 (0.33-0.73)

6.67 (5.49-7.85)

Yes

2.03 (1.68-2.38)

21.62 (21.07-22.17)

4.10 (3.71-4.49)

0.52 (0.36-0.68)

6.65 (5.94-7.36)

Marijuana

No

2.01 (1.68-2.34)

21.50 (20.93-22.07)

3.76 (3.33-4.19)*

0.49 (0.33-0.65)

6.26 (5.52-7.00)

Yes

2.16 (1.63-2.69)

21.85 (21.11-22.59)

4.53 (3.96-5.10)

0.58 (0.36-0.80)

7.27 (6.25-8.29)

Alcohol

No

2.37 (1.94-2.80)*

20.95 (20.32-21.58)*

3.75 (3.55-3.95)*

0.57 (0.37-0.77)

6.69 (5.87-7.51)

Yes

1.71 (1.34-2.08)

22.46 (21.83-23.09)

4.43 (4.25-4.61)

0.47 (0.29-0.65)

6.61 (5.73-7.49)

Discrimination

Treated unfairly or discriminated against because are Aboriginal?

Not really

1.66 (1.37-1.95)*

21.75 (21.20-22.30)

3.62 (3.50-3.74)*

0.40 (0.28-0.52)*

5.68 (5.01-6.35)*

Little bit, fair bit, lots

2.93 (2.32-3.54)

21.40 (20.62-22.18)

4.98 (4.69-5.27)

0.78 (0.49-1.07)

8.69 (7.53-9.85)

Cultural knowledge

Do you know a lot about your Aboriginal culture?

Not much, little bit, fair bit

1.90 (1.49-2.31)

20.49 (19.65-21.33)*

4.18 (3.59-4.77)

0.52 (-0.50-1.54)

6.61 (5.67-7.55)

Lots

2.16 (1.77-2.55)

22.27 (21.76-22.78)

4.00 (3.57-4.43)

0.53 (-0.51-1.57)

6.68 (5.92-7.44)


*P < 0.05

Jamieson et al. BMC Public Health 2011 11:656   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-656

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