Table 1

Descriptive statistics
Item Farmers General community
Socio-economic
Age (%) 18-29 yrs 8.20 12.55
30-49 yrs 47.80 38.41
50+ yrs 44.00 49.05
Sex (%) Male 72.80 49.96
Female 27.20 50.04
Location (%) Major metropolitan 0 58.35
Remainder of State 100.00 41.65
Relationship status (%) Married 75.80 56.19
Single 24.20 43.81
Work status (%) Full-time 80.60 42.23
Part-time 19.40 19.12
Not in paid work - 38.65
Level of education (%) Degree 14.20 31.75
Diploma 38.80 33.83
Year 11 20.60 16.38
Year 10 17.20 11.31
Year 9 or below 9.20 6.73
Household income (%) < $30,000 17.40 21.03
$30,000–$79,999 50.20 42.81
$80,000+ 32.40 36.16
Satisfaction
Overall (M, SD) 74.55b (17.83) 77.25 (16.64)
Domain (M, SD) Community connectedness 73.87a (18.64) 69.57 (19.92)
Relationships 83.17a (17.63) 79.49 (22.79)
Safety 83.61a (16.54) 78.94 (17.84)
Standard of living 74.46b (16.91) 77.66a (16.65)
Future security 66.89b (21.34) 71.39 (20.12)
Health 76.80a (17.67) 74.33 (19.22)
Achieving in life 72.36 (18.34) 74.09a (18.54)
Religion/spirituality 65.34b (26.24) 68.23b (26.21)

Note. Bolded means for life satisfaction indicate the mean is significantly higher than in the comparison sample in the next column, when controlling for demographic characteristics, p < .05.

aMean value is higher than Australian norm, p < .05.

bMean value is lower than Australian norm, p < .05.

OBrien et al.

OBrien et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:976   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-976

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