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Table 1 Demographic profile of Australian-born, Italian-born Australians and Italians—aged 40–69 years, SAMSS July 2002–December 2015 and PASSI January 2008–December 2015

From: Comparison of Health and Risk Factors of Older, Working-age Australians, Italians and Italian-born Migrants to Australia, with Data from an Italian (PASSI), and an Australian (SAMSS) Risk Factor Surveillance System

  Australian (SAMSS) Italian-born Australians (SAMSS) Italian (PASSI)
n % (95% CI) n % (95% CI) n % (95% CI)
Sex (% male) 13,742 49.8 (49.2–50.4) 270 49.4 (45.2–53.5) 87,759 49.4 (49.3–49.5)
Age
 40–44 years 6208 22.5 (22.0–23.0) 39 7.1 (5.2–9.5) 33,757 19.2 (19.0–19.4)
 45–49 years 4969 18.0 (17.6–18.5) 39 7.2 (5.3–9.6) 34,579 20.0 (19.8–20.2)
 50–54 years 5490 19.9 (19.4–20.4) 94 17.1 (14.2–20.5) 29,309 16.1 (15.9–16.3)
 55–59 years 4157 15.1 (14.6–15.5) 123 22.4 (19.1–26.1) 27,595 15.3 (15.1–15.5)
 60–64 years 3943 14.3 (13.9–14.7) 136 24.9 (21.5–28.7) 27,985 15.4 (15.2–15.6)
 65–69 years 2837 10.3 (9.9–10.6) 117 21.4 (18.2–25.0) 25,350 14.0 (13.8–14.2)
Work statusa (% employed) 19,644 71.2 (70.6–71.7) 268 48.9 (44.7–53.1) 107,882 59.9 (59.6–60.2)
Educationa
 No schooling to completed primary school 506 1.8 (1.7–2.0) 136 25.0 (21.5–28.8) 22,433 12.3 (12.1–12.4)
 Some high school/completed high school/TAFE or trade certificate or diploma 20,942 76.0 (75.5–76.5) 360 65.9 (61.9–69.8) 131,276 74.9 (74.6–75.1)
 Bachelor degree or higher 6120 22.2 (21.7–22.7) 50 9.1 (7.0–11.8) 20,272 12.9 (12.7–13.1)
Marital statusa
 Married or living with partner 22,063 80.0 (79.6–80.5) 459 83.8 (80.5–86.7) 136,740 77.3 (77.0–77.5)
 Separated or divorced 2714 9.8 (9.5–10.2) 47 8.5 (6.4–11.1) 13,123 7.0 (6.9–7.2)
 Widowed 656 2.4 (2.2–2.6) 25 4.6 (3.1–6.7) 7229 3.9 (3.8–4.0)
 Never married 2134 7.7 (7.4–8.1) 17 3.1 (2.0–4.9) 21,407 11.8 (11.6–12.0)
Economic indicator
 Unable to work or carry out normal duties because of health 4283 15.5 (15.1–16.0) 95 17.4 (14.5–20.8) 29,255 17.7 (17.5–18.0)
Total 27,604 100.0 547 100.0 178,575 100.0
  1. The weighting of the data can result in rounding discrepancies or totals no adding
  2. CI confidence interval
  3. aNot stated not included