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Table 1 Demographic and alcohol use characteristics of 18–24 year old Indigenous residents in an Indigenous community in Far North Queensland at baseline (N=218) and post- (N=154) intervention

From: The impact of a community-based risky drinking intervention (Beat da Binge) on Indigenous young people

Characteristic   Baseline survey Post-intervention survey Difference Odds Ratio (Confidence Interval) Chi-square/t-test statistic p-value
   n (%) n (%) %    
Genderb Male (%) 107 (49 %) 76 (49 %) 0.0 0.99 (0.66–1.58) 0.13 0.94
  Female 109 (50 %) 76 (49 %) −0.6
Age (years) Mean (SD) 21.2 (2.1) 21.3 (2.3) 0.1   1.09 0.27
Number in household Mean (SD) 7.2 (2.9) 6.9 (3.5) −0.3   1.13 0.26
Income (AUS$) Mean (SD) income per fortnight $498.37 ($467.16) $529.45 ($503.92) $31.08   −0.56 0.57
(n=186) (n=126)
  Main source of incomea,c:       
  Paid work 19 (8.7 %) 23 (15 %) 6.2 0.56 (0.27 – 1.12) 3.40 0.18
  Social security benefits 180 (83 %) 121 (79 %) −4
Main weekday activity Family care or home related 110 (51 %) 58 (38 %) −12.8 0.63 (0.40–0.98) 4.58 0.03
Job (Full time/Part time/casual) 26 (12 %) 22 (14 %) 2.4 1.23 (0.64 – 2.36) 0.45 0.50
Training 13 (6 %) 21 (14 %) 7.7 2.48 (1.14 – 5.57) 6.33 0.01
Education Tertiary training/qualifications 42 (19 %) 36 (23 %) 4.1 1.55 (0.90 – 2.66) 2.82 0.09
Alcohol consumption statusd Drinks alcohol 172 (79 %) 124 (81 %) 1.6 1.11 (0.64 – 1.92) 0.15 0.70
Short-term risky drinker 152 (70 %) 92 (60 %) −10 0.64 (0.41 – 0.99) 3.99 0.05
(% of total)
Abstainer 40 (18 %) 25 (16 %) −2.1 0.86 (0.48 – 1.54) 0.28 0.60
  1. aRespondents may have provided multiple responses and therefore number and proportion may not add up to total
  2. b2 respondents (baseline) and 2 respondents (post-intervention) did not answer this question
  3. c15 respondents (baseline) and 9 (post intervention) did not answer this question
  4. d6 respondents (baseline) and 5 respondents (post intervention) did not answer this question
  5. BOLD – statistically significant at 95 % level