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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of Māori POIS participants (n = 566)

From: Indigenous injury outcomes: life satisfaction among injured Māori in New Zealand three months after injury

Characteristic   N %
Gender    
  Male 371 65.5
  Female 195 34.5
Age (at interview 1 in years)    
  18-24 96 17
  25-34 135 23.9
  35-44 135 23.9
  45-54 138 24.4
  55-64 62 11
Ethnicity    
  Sole Māori 275 48.6
  Māori and other ethnicities 291 51.4
Iwi known    
  Yes 493 87.1
  No 59 10.4
  Missing/Don't know 14 2.5
Region living (at interview 1)    
  Auckland 145 25.6
  Manukau City 202 35.7
  Gisborne 108 19.1
  Otago 60 10.6
  Southland 51 9
General health    
  Excellent/Very good/Good 519 91.7
  Fair/Poor 45 8
Chronic illness*    
  Heart disease 33 5.8
  Stroke 12 2.1
  Diabetes 33 5.8
  Asthma 97 17.1
  Chronic bronchitis 13 2.3
  Arthritis 58 10.2
  Neck/back disorder 75 13.3
  Migraine 58 10.2
  Irritable bowel 15 2.7
  Depression 40 7.1
  Anxiety 29 5.1
  Other illnesses** 36 6.4
  None of the above 281 49.6
Paid employment    
  Not in paid employment 45 8
  Part-time (<30hrs/week) 38 6.7
  Full-time (≥30 hrs/week) 483 85.3
Highest educational qualification    
  No qualifications 147 26
  Secondary school 139 24.6
  Post-secondary school 270 47.7
Personal income    
  ≤$15,000 34 6.0
  $15,001-$$30,000 75 13.3
  $30,001-$50,000 215 38.0
  $50,001-$70,000 91 16.1
  ≥$70,001 54 9.5
  Undisclosed 97 17.1
Injury severity***    
  NISS 1-3 241 42.6
  NISS 4-6 220 38.9
  NISS >6 82 14.5
  1. *Multiple illnesses allowed for each participant.
  2. **Includes osteoporosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, cancer, epilepsy, stomach ulcers, ME (chronic fatigue syndrome), bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease.
  3. ***Injury-related variable. All other variables are pre-injury.
  4. Note: Column totals for each variable may vary and do not necessarily add to 566 as those with missing values have not been reported.