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Table 1 Demographics

From: Family violence in a sample of treatment-seeking gamblers: the effect of having dependent children

Demographic variable Gamblers (n = 164) With childrena
(n = 60)
Without childrena
(n = 104)
n (%) n (%) n (%)
Gender
 Female 164 (42.7) 60 (51.7) 104 (37.5)
 Male (57.3) (48.3) (62.5)
Age group (years)
 20–24 162 (8.0) 59 (6.8) 103 (8.7)
 25–44 (46.9) (59.3) (39.8)
 45–64 
(37.0) (32.2) (39.8)
 65 +
(8.0) (1.7) (11.7)
Ethnicity
 Māori 162 (19.1) 59 (18.6) 103 (19.4)
 Pacific (12.3) (27.1) (3.9)
 Asian (17.9) (16.9) (18.4)
 European/other (50.6) (37.3) (58.3)
Relationship status
 Single, not in a relationship 164 (39.6) 60 (33.3) 104 (43.3)
 In a relationship, but not living with partner (6.7) (8.3) (5.8)
 Married or defacto, living with partner (51.2) (56.7) (48.1)
 Married, not living with partner (1.8) (1.7) (1.9)
 Other (0.6) (1.0)
Employment status
 Employed 164 (66.5) 60 (75.0) 104 (61.5)
 Unemployed (18.9) (18.3) (19.2)
 Student/homemaker/retired (14.6) (6.7) (19.2)
Income support
 None 164 (59.8) 60 (50.0) 104 (65.4)
 Benefit (32.9) (46.7) (25.0)
 Superannuation/student allowance (7.3) (3.3) (9.6)
Highest qualification
 None/below secondary school level 163 (16.6) 59 (17.0) 104 (16.4)
 Secondary school qualification (39.3) (44.1) (36.5)
 Trade/technical qualification (11.0) (6.8) (13.5)
 Undergraduate certificate/diploma (18.4) (20.3) (17.3)
 University degree or higher (14.7) (11.9) (16.4)
Annual personal income
 ≤ $20,000 164 (26.8) 60 (26.7) 104 (26.9)
 $20,001–$40,000 (23.2) (28.3) (20.2)
 $40,001–$60,000 (22.0) (20.0) (23.1)
 $60,001–$80,000 (11.0) (6.7) (13.5)
 $80,001–$100,000 (4.3) (5.0) (3.9)
 > $100,000 (3.1) (3.3) (2.9)
 Not reported (9.8) (10.0) (9.6)
  1. aWith/without children aged less than 18 years usually living at home