Table 2

Proportion of participants seeking/accepting assistance with the questionnaire by Aboriginal status and age group
No assistance n (%) Some assistance n (%) Interview style n (%) p-value
Indigenous statusa 0.5
 Aboriginalb (n = 135) 98 (73%) 27 (20%) 10 (7%)
 Non-Aboriginal (n = 53) 43 (81%) 8 (15%) 2 (4%)
Age group <.01
 <35 yrs (n = 73) 64 (88%) 9 (12%) 0
 35-54 yrs (n = 82) 63 (77%) 14 (17%) 5 (6%)
 ≥55 yrs (n = 51) 27 (53%) 16 (31%) 8 (16%)

aIndigenous status was only available for participants who completed the questionnaire (n = 188).

bThe sample included 1 participant who identified as Torres Strait Islander and 3 participants who identified as both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. For simplicity, the term ‘Aboriginal’ is used to refer to all participants who identified as being of either Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander origin.

Noble et al.

Noble et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2014 14:34   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-14-34

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