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A7: finalisation of legal problems


Table A7.1: Regression results — finalisation status of legal problems, Australia

VariableCategories compared
ß
SEpOdds ratio (95% CI)
FIXED EFFECTS
Problem recency7+ months | ≤6 months
0.201
0.0420.0001.2(1.1–1.3)
Problem groupAccidents | mean
1.448
0.0700.0004.3(3.7–4.9)
Consumer | mean
0.175
0.0400.0001.2(1.1–1.3)
Credit/debt | mean
–0.578
0.0450.0000.6(0.5–0.6)
Crime | mean
0.484
0.0370.0001.6(1.5–1.7)
Employment | mean
–0.009
0.0580.8771.0(0.9–1.1)
Family | mean
–0.908
0.0650.0000.4(0.4–0.5)
Government | mean
–0.453
0.0550.0000.6(0.6–0.7)
Health | mean
–0.036
0.1250.7731.0(0.8–1.2)
Housing | mean
–0.217
0.0640.0010.8(0.7–0.9)
Money | mean
–0.464
0.0600.0000.6(0.6–0.7)
Personal injury | mean
0.350
0.0560.0001.4(1.3–1.6)
Rights | mean
0.207
0.0780.0081.2(1.1–1.4)
StrategySought advice | took no action
–1.069
0.0290.0000.3(0.3–0.4)
Handled without advice | took no action
–0.552
0.0310.0000.6(0.5–0.6)
GenderFemale | male
–0.034
0.0350.3311.0(0.9–1.0)
Age15–17 | 65+
0.801
0.1210.0002.2(1.8–2.8)
18–24 | 65+
0.557
0.0900.0001.7(1.5–2.1)
25–34 | 65+
0.242
0.0650.0001.3(1.1–1.4)
35–44 | 65+
0.071
0.0610.2441.1(1.0–1.2)
45–54 | 65+
–0.080
0.0700.2530.9(0.8–1.1)
55–64 | 65+
–0.020
0.0700.7751.0(0.9–1.1)
Indigenous statusIndigenous | other
–0.166
0.0780.0330.8(0.7–1.0)
Disability statusDisability | no disability
–0.199
0.0430.0000.8(0.8–0.9)
Education<Year 12 | post-school
–0.116
0.0380.0020.9(0.8–1.0)
Year 12 | post-school
0.029
0.0600.6291.0(0.9–1.2)
Employment statusUnemployed | other
–0.022
0.0520.6721.0(0.9–1.1)
Family statusSingle parent | other
–0.156
0.0640.0150.9(0.8–1.0)
Housing typeDisadvantaged | other
–0.153
0.0710.0310.9(0.7–1.0)
Main incomeGovernment payment | other
–0.125
0.0320.0000.9(0.8–0.9)
Main languageNon-English | English
–0.314
0.0850.0000.7(0.6–0.9)
RemotenessRemote | major city
–0.015
0.0330.6491.0(0.9–1.1)
Regional | major city
–0.029
0.0420.4901.0(0.9–1.1)
Constant
1.285
0.1010.000
RANDOM EFFECTS
State
0.006
0.0020.003
Person
0.048
0.0240.046
Note: N=19 047 problems. Data were missing for 341 problems. P values for significant comparisons are presented in bold.


  


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