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Table 1 Key social indicators by Indigenous status

From: The maternal and neonatal outcomes for an urban Indigenous population compared with their non-Indigenous counterparts and a trend analysis over four triennia

Social indicators Indigenous% Non-Indigenous % Difference
N n % N n % % 95% CI
Domestic Violence (afraid for physical safety)a 301 13 4.3 7,089 149 2.1 2.2 −0.1 4.5
Domestic Violence (emotional abuse)a 298 16 5.4 7,089 230 3.2 2.1 −0.5 4.7
Smoking at 1st visitb 1,495 733 49.0 42,793 8,174 19.1 29.9 27.4 32.5*
Current Cannabis use at 1st visitb 1,137 72 6.3 33,279 564 1.7 4.6 3.2 6.1*
Alcohol consumption during pregnancya 335 31 9.3 9,165 672 7.3 1.9 −1.2 5.1
DOCSa 342 42 12.3 9,117 239 2.6 9.7 6.2 13.2*
EDS >14a 155 14 9.0 7,989 421 5.3 3.8 −0.8 8.3
  1. * Statistically significant; CI = Confidence Interval; DOCS = Department of Child Safety; EDS = Edinburgh Depression Scale.
  2. a Data May 2007–December 2009 only. Total Indigenous pregnancies n = 32, total non-Indigenous pregnancies n = 9,516.
  3. b Data 1998–2009. Total Indigenous pregnancies n = 1,499, total non-Indigenous pregnancies n = 42,810.