Table 4

Medical and surgical history of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal participants by sex
Aboriginal participants Non-aboriginal participants Odds ratio for Aboriginal participants vs non-Aboriginal participants
(n = 1939) (n = 259984)
% (n) % (n) Adjusted for age and sex Adjusted for age, sex, income, education
History of a
Heart Disease 13 (246) 12 (30848) 1.5 (1.3–1.7) 1.5 (1.3–1.8)
High Blood Pressureb 38 (729) 36 (92403) 1.3 (1.2–1.4) 1.4 (1.2–1.5)
Stroke 4 (80) 3 (8090) 1.9 (1.5–2.4) 1.8 (1.4–2.3)
Diabetes 17 (336) 9 (23048) 2.5 (2.2–2.8) 2.1 (1.8–2.4)
Thrombosis 7 (132) 5 (11939) 1.7 (1.4–2.0) 1.7 (1.3–2.1)
Asthma* 15 (292) 10 (26371) 1.5 (1.4–1.7) 1.4 (1.2–1.6)
Depression* 23 (441) 13 (33637) 1.8 (1.6–2.0) 1.6 (1.4–1.8)
Anxiety* 14 (269) 8 (21796) 1.6 (1.4–1.9) 1.4 (1.2–1.6)
Melanoma 5 (104) 5 (14215) 1.2 (1.0–1.4) 1.2 (1.0–1.5)
Skin Cancer (excluding melanoma) 16 (305) 26 (66594) 0.7 (0.6–0.8) 0.8 (0.7–0.9)
Prostate Cancer (males) 5 (44) 6 (7609) 1.2 (0.9–1.7) 1.4 (0.9–1.9)
Enlarged Prostate (males) 10 (85) 17 (20540) 0.8 (0.7–1.0) 0.9 (0.7–1.2)
Breast Cancer (females) 5 (55) 5 (7521) 1.0 (0.8–1.3) 1.2 (0.9–1.7)
Other Cancer 8 (149) 6 (16430) 1.5 (1.3–1.7) 1.3 (1.1–1.6)
Parkinson’s disease 0.5 (10) 0.6 (1617) 1.3 (0.7–2.2) 1.1 (0.5–2.3)
None of these 16 (305) 19 (50002) 0.6 (0.6–0.7) 0.7 (0.6–0.8)
Multiple morbidity ( No . of conditions) c
0 25 (493) 27 (71399) 1.0 1.0
1-2 50 (961) 52 (135344) 1.2 (1.1–1.4) 1.2 (1.1–1.4)
3-4 18 (357) 17 (43772) 1.8 (1.5–2.1) 1.6 (1.4–1.9)
5-6 5 (96) 3 (7932) 3.1 (2.5–3.9) 2.6 (2.1–3.4)
7 or more 2 (32) 0.6 (1537) 4.8 (3.3–7.0) 3.8 (2.6–5.6)
Currently treated for a
Heart attack or angina 4 (86) 3 (6655) 2.9 (2.3–3.6) 2.3 (1.8–3.0)
Other heart disease 3 (63) 3 (7179) 1.7 (1.3–2.2) 1.5 (1.1–2.0)
High blood pressureb 28 (534) 24 (63149) 1.5 (1.4–1.7) 1.5 (1.3–1.6)
High blood cholesterol 16 (311) 15 (39378) 1.3 (1.1–1.4) 1.2 (1.1–1.4)
Blood clotting problems 3 (51) 2 (4934) 1.9 (1.5–2.6) 1.3 (0.9–1.9)
Asthma 9 (179) 5 (12083) 2.2 (1.9–2.6) 1.8 (1.5–2.2)
Osteoarthritis 10 (189) 8 (20868) 1.6 (1.4–1.9) 1.5 (1.2–1.8)
Thyroid problems 6 (124) 5 (12911) 1.4 (1.2–1.7) 1.4 (1.1–1.7)
Osteoporosis or low bone density 5 (89) 6 (14848) 1.1 (0.9–1.4) 1.0 (0.8–1.3)
Depression or anxiety 16 (44) 8 (2946) 2.0 (1.5–2.8) 1.5 (1.1–2.3)
Cancer 3 (61) 3 (7229) 1.5 (1.1–1.9) 1.4 (1.1–1.9)
None of these 35 (676) 43 (112656) 0.6 (0.5–0.6) 0.7 (0.6–0.8)
Past operations a
Heart or coronary artery bypass surgeryd 6 (114) 6 (15320) 1.6 (1.3–1.9) 1.3 (1.0–1.7)
Gallbladder removed 12 (230) 10 (26280) 1.4 (1.2–1.6) 1.3 (1.1–1.6)
Removal of skin cancer 18 (342) 27 (69157) 0.7 (0.6–0.8) 0.8 (0.7–0.9)
Hip replacement 2 (44) 3 (8368) 1.1 (0.8–1.5) 1.3 (0.9–1.8)
Knee replacement 4 (75) 4 (11034) 1.4 (1.1–1.8) 1.4 (1.1–1.8)
Hysterectomy (females) 35 (387) 28 (39038) 1.6 (1.4–1.8) 1.5 (1.3–1.8)
Bilateral oophorectomy (females) 14 (154) 10 (13572) 1.8 (1.5–2.1) 1.8 (1.5–2.2)
Tubal ligation 34 (373) 26 (36729) 1.4 (1.2–1.6) 1.4 (1.2–1.6)
Repair of prolapsed bladder, womb or bowel (females) 15 (162) 11 (15750) 1.7 (1.4–2.0) 1.6 (1.3–1.9)
Vasectomy (males) 21 (174) 24 (29563) 0.6 (0.5–0.8) 0.8 (0.6–0.9)
Part of prostate removed (males) 2 (20) 6 (6953) 0.7 (0.5–1.1) 0.9 (0.5–1.4)
Whole of prostate removed (males) 3 (21) 4 (4347) 1.0 (0.7–1.6) 1.2 (0.7–1.9)

Percentages may not equal to 100 due to missing/invalid data.

*Not included in Version 1 questionnaire (excludes 37,000 participants).

aself reported conditions.

bexcluding pregnancy related hypertension.

cexcludes participants with a invalid/missing response to any of the conditions listed.

dincludes grafts, balloons and stents.

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