Table 5

Self rated health, quality of life and psychological distress among 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
Self rated health
Excellent/Very good 33 (642) 51 (131507) 1.0 1.0
Good/fair 54 (1055) 44 (114354) 2.2 (2.0–2.4) 1.6 (1.5–1.8)
Poor 7 (135) 2 (5341) 6.5 (5.3–7.8) 3.6 (2.8–4.6)
Self rated quality of life
Excellent/Very good 39 (757) 58 (151391) 1.0 1.0
Good/fair 46 (887) 35 (91261) 2.3 (2.1–2.6) 1.6 (1.4–1.7)
Poor 5 (105) 2 (4057) 6.3 (5.1–7.7) 3.4 (2.6–4.4)
Level of psychological distress (based on Kessler 10 score)
Low 50 (971) 68 (177844) 1.0 1.0
Moderate 16 (319) 14 (36593) 1.5 (1.3–1.7) 1.3 (1.1–1.5)
High 10 (191) 5 (12380) 2.5 (2.1–2.9) 1.8 (1.5–2.2)
Very High 8 (150) 2 (4957) 4.9 (4.1–5.8) 2.4 (2.0–3.0)
Problems with work or daily activities due to emotional problems
Cut down on amount of time spent on work or other activities 23 (408) 11 (27242) 2.3 (2.1–2.6) 1.9 (1.7–2.2)
Achieved less than would have liked to 42 (740) 29 (71525) 1.8 (1.6–1.9) 1.6 (1.5–1.8)
Did work or other activities less carefully 23 (391) 13 (30660) 1.9 (1.7–2.1) 1.7 (1.5–1.9)

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

Gubhaju et al.

Gubhaju et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:661   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-661

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