Table 1

Unadjusted logistic regression models for carer reported gambling problems and community level variables
Independent variables Carers Carer gambling problems1 Unadjusted
% (n) % (n) OR (95% CI)2
Total 347 (100.0) 40.4 (140) -
Community code
1 14.2 (50) 52.0 (26) 0.38 (0.13–1.08)
2 9.9 (35) 45.7 (16) 0.29 (0.10–0.86)
3 9.9 (35) 74.3 (26) 1.0
4 5.7 (20) 30.0 (6) 0.15 (0.04–0.52)
5 12.8 (45) 44.4 (20) 0.28 (0.10–0.77)
6 3.1 (11) 18.2 (2) 0.08 (0.01–0.44)
7 14.5 (51) 10.0 (5) 0.04 (0.01–0.13)
8 17.1 (60) 37.9 (22) 0.21 (0.07–0.60)
9 7.7 (27) 48.2 (13) 0.32 (0.10–1.03)
10 5.1 (18) 25.0 (4) 0.12 (0.03–0.45)
Community FHLP3 measure
Better (8 communities) 84.4 (297) 37.0 (108) 1.0
Worse (2 communities) 15.6 (55) 58.2 (32) 2.37 (1.29–4.37)
Community Environmental health
Best (2 communities) 20.2 (71) 34.8 (24) 1.0
Better (4 communities) 37.2 (131) 29.7 (38) 0.79 (0.38–1.63)
Poor (2 communities) 18.5 (65) 40.0 (26) 1.25 (0.57–2.74)
Poorest (2 communities) 24.2 (85) 61.2 (52) 2.95 (1.35–6.45)
Number of outstations attached
No outstations (2 communities) 35.8 (126) 49.2 (61) 1.0
1 to 5 (4 communities) 58.5 (206) 36.0 (73) 0.58 (0.35–0.96)
14 (2 communities) 5.7 (20) 30.0 (6) 0.44 (0.16–1.23)
Community location
Desert (2 communities) 10.8 (38) 27.8 (10) 1.0
Inland-tropical (4 communities) 35.8 (126) 50.8 (64) 2.68 (1.20–6.01)
Coastal (4 communities) 53.4 (188) 35.7 (66) 1.44 (0.65–3.21)
Access to Doctor
Resident (5 communities) 45.5 (160) 25.2 (39) 1.0
Twice or less/week (5 communities) 54.6 (192) 52.6 (101) 3.30 (1.96–5.57)
Community facilities present
Women’s centre (7 communities) 76.7 (270) 35.9 (95) 0.46 (0.27–0.79)
Aged care (6 communities) 59.7 (210) 73.0 (73) 0.59 (0.36–0.97)

1 Carer reported gambling problems for themselves or someone in the house.

2 OR (95% CI) = odds ratio (95% confidence interval).

3FHLP Failed healthy living practices (housing infrastructure required to carry out health living practices). The FHLP measures the condition of housing infrastructure in the community [15].

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