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Table 1 Univariate analysis of demographic variables for people with and without arthritis, aged 18 years and over in South Australia, 2006-8

From: "I know I have arthritis but I don't know what type". Understanding and knowledge of this chronic condition

  Arthritis - Don't know type Arthritis - know type No arthritis
  n % 95% CI n % 95% CI n % 95% CI
Sex          
Male 501 6.2 (5.7-6.8) 909 11.3↓ (10.6-12.0) 6651 82.5↑ (81.7-83.3)
Female 566 6.7 (6.2-7.3) 1574 18.7↑ (17.9-19.6) 6264 74.5↓ (73.6-75.5)
Age          
18 to 39 years 90 1.5↓ (1.2-1.8) 181 3.0↓ (2.6-3.5) 5746 95.5↑ (94.9-96.0)
40 to 59 years 371 6.1 (5.5-6.7) 871 14.3↓ (13.5-15.2) 4838 79.6↑ (78.5-80.6)
60 to 79 years 463 13.3↑ (12.2-14.5) 1122 32.2↑ (30.7-33.8) 1897 54.5↓ (52.8-56.1)
80 years and over 144 16.2↑ (14.0-18.8) 309 34.8↑ (31.7-38.0) 435 49.0↓ (45.7-52.3)
Country of birth*          
Australia 783 6.0 ↓ (5.6-6.4) 1828 14.1↓ (13.5-14.7) 10376 79.9↑ (79.2-80.6)
UK/Ireland 138 8.6 ↑ (7.3-10.1) 367 22.8↑ (20.8-24.9) 1103 68.6↓ (66.3-70.8)
Other 142 7.7 ↑ (6.5-9.0) 284 15.4 (13.8-17.1) 1425 77.0 (75.0-78.8)
Language spoken at home*          
English 933 6.3↓ (5.9-6.7) 2227 15.0 (14.4-15.6) 11687 78.7↑ (78.0-79.4)
Other 130 8.1↑ (6.9-9.6) 252 15.7 (14.0-17.6) 1216 76.1↓ (74.0-78.2)
Marital status*          
Married/live with partner 728 6.5 (6.1-7.0) 1731 15.5↑ (14.9-16.2) 8694 78.0↓ (77.2-78.7)
Separated/Divorced 93 8.1↑ (6.7-9.9) 243 21.4↑ (19.1-23.9) 800 70.4↓ (67.7-73.0)
Widowed 172 16.7↑ (14.6-19.1) 369 36.0↑ (33.1-38.9) 486 47.3↓ (44.3-50.4)
Never married 72 2.3↓ (1.8-2.9) 138 4.4↓ (3.7-5.2) 2928 93.3↑ (92.4-94.1)
Area of residence          
Metropolitan 758 6.3 (5.9-6.8) 1774 14.8 (14.1-15.4) 9483 78.9↑ (78.2-79.6)
Country 310 7.0 (6.2-7.7) 708 15.9 (14.9-17.0) 3432 77.1↓ (75.9-78.3)
Education*          
Secondary level 690 8.1↑ (7.5-8.7) 1533 18.0↑ (17.2-18.8) 6303 73.9↓ (73.0-74.8)
Trade/Certificate/Diploma 267 6.3 (5.6-7.0) 566 13.3↓ (12.3-14.3) 3429 80.5↑ (79.2-81.6)
Degree or higher 108 3.0↓ (2.5-3.6) 380 10.4↓ (9.5-11.5) 3157 86.6↑ (85.5-87.7)
Work status*          
Full time employed 256 3.6↓ (3.2-4.0) 557 7.8↓ (7.2-8.5) 6320 88.6↑ (87.8-89.3)
Part time 148 4.9↓ (4.2-5.7) 347 11.4↓ (10.3-12.6) 2543 83.7↑ (82.4-85.0)
Unemployed 19 4.7 (3.1-7.3) 34 8.3↓ (6.0-11.4) 354 86.9↑ (83.3-89.9)
Economically inactive 644 10.9↑ (10.2-11.8) 1544 26.2↑ (25.1-27.4) 3698 62.8↓ (61.6-64.1)
Income          
Up to $20,000 230 11.9↑ (10.6-13.5) 641 33.3↑ (31.2-35.4) 1053 54.7↓ (52.5-57.0)
$20,001 to $40,000 296 11.1↑ (9.9-12.3) 624 23.3↑ (21.7-24.9) 1761 65.7↓ (63.8-67.4)
$40,001 to $60,000 126 5.5↓ (4.7-6.6) 284 12.5↓ (11.2-13.9) 1866 82.0↑ (80.4-83.5)
$60,000 to $80,000 96 4.2↓ (3.4-5.1) 232 10.1↓ (8.9-11.4) 1969 85.7↑ (84.3-87.1)
$80,001 or more 155 3.3↓ (2.8-3.9) 378 8.1↓ (7.4-8.9) 4127 88.6↑ (87.6-89.4)
Not stated 165 6.3 (5.4-7.3) 323 12.3↓ (11.1-13.6) 2140 81.4↑ (79.9-82.9)
SEIFA*          
Lowest quintile 191 7.5↑ (6.5-8.6) 429 16.8↑ (15.4-18.3) 1928 75.7↓ (74.0-77.3)
Low quintile 241 7.4↑ (6.5-8.3) 511 15.7 (14.5-17.0) 2504 76.9↓ (75.4-78.3)
Middle quintile 226 6.6 (5.9-7.5) 574 16.9↑ (15.7-18.2) 2598 76.5↓ (75.0-77.9)
High quintile 221 6.5 (5.7-7.3) 464 13.5↓ (12.4-14.7) 2741 80.0↑ (78.6-81.3)
Highest quintile 187 4.9↓ (4.3-5.7) 501 13.2↓ (12.2-14.3) 3103 81.9↑ (80.6-83.1)
Overall 1068 6.5 (6.1-6.9) 2482 15.1 (14.5-15.6) 12915 78.4 (77.8-79.1)
  1. Note: The weighting of the data can result in rounding discrepancies or totals not adding
  2. *Not stated category not reported
  3. ↓↑ Statistically significantly higher or lower (χ2 test, p < 0.05) compared to other categories combined