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A5: response to legal problems


Table A5.1: Regression results — number of action types, Australia

VariableCategories compared
ß
SEpIncident rate ratio (95% CI)
FIXED EFFECTS 
Problem groupAccidents | mean
–0.399
0.0270.0000.7(0.6–0.7)
Consumer | mean
–0.154
0.0150.0000.9(0.8–0.9)
Credit/debt | mean
–0.045
0.0310.1401.0(0.9–1.0)
Crime | mean
–0.298
0.0200.0000.7(0.7–0.8)
Employment | mean
0.180
0.0240.0001.2(1.1–1.3)
Family | mean
0.486
0.0210.0001.6(1.6–1.7)
Government | mean
0.077
0.0200.0001.1(1.0–1.1)
Health | mean
–0.065
0.0390.0960.9(0.9–1.0)
Housing | mean
0.105
0.0190.0001.1(1.1–1.2)
Money | mean
0.263
0.0230.0001.3(1.2–1.4)
Personal injury | mean
–0.146
0.0280.0000.9(0.8–0.9)
Rights | mean
–0.004
0.0310.8891.0(0.9–1.1)
Constant
0.453
0.0080.000
Note: N=19 142 problems. Data were missing for 246 problems. P values for significant comparisons are presented in bold.

Table A5.2: Regression results — strategy in response to legal problems — taking action, Australia

VariableCategories compared
ß
SEpOdds ratio (95% CI)
FIXED EFFECTS
Problem recency7+ months | ≤6 months
0.287
0.0400.0001.3(1.2–1.4)
Problem groupAccidents | mean
–0.530
0.0440.0000.6(0.5–0.6)
Consumer | mean
–0.095
0.0560.0900.9(0.8–1.0)
Credit/debt | mean
–0.327
0.0670.0000.7(0.6–0.8)
Crime | mean
–0.594
0.0660.0000.6(0.5–0.6)
Employment | mean
0.241
0.0780.0021.3(1.1–1.5)
Family | mean
0.799
0.1500.0002.2(1.7–3.0)
Government | mean
0.136
0.0610.0261.1(1.0–1.3)
Health | mean
–0.404
0.1380.0030.7(0.5–0.9)
Housing | mean
0.245
0.0590.0001.3(1.1–1.4)
Money | mean
0.959
0.1280.0002.6(2.0–3.4)
Personal injury | mean
–0.073
0.0550.1840.9(0.8–1.0)
Rights | mean
–0.357
0.0700.0000.7(0.6–0.8)
GenderFemale | male
0.344
0.0500.0001.4(1.3–1.6)
Age15–17 | 65+
0.049
0.1080.6501.1(0.8–1.3)
18–24 | 65+
0.224
0.0770.0041.3(1.1–1.5)
25–34 | 65+
0.338
0.0870.0001.4(1.2–1.7)
35–44 | 65+
0.362
0.0700.0001.4(1.3–1.6)
45–54 | 65+
0.308
0.0700.0001.4(1.2–1.6)
55–64 | 65+
0.166
0.0870.0561.2(1.0–1.4)
Indigenous statusIndigenous | other
–0.028
0.1530.8551.0(0.7–1.3)
Disability statusDisability | no disability
0.301
0.0420.0001.4(1.2–1.5)
Education<Year 12 | post-school
–0.356
0.0530.0000.7(0.6–0.8)
Year 12 | post-school
–0.181
0.0470.0000.8(0.8–0.9)
Employment statusUnemployed | other
–0.172
0.0490.0000.8(0.8–0.9)
Family statusSingle parent | other
–0.065
0.0510.2020.9(0.8–1.0)
Housing typeDisadvantaged | other
0.120
0.0680.0781.1(1.0–1.3)
Main incomeGovernment payment | other
0.017
0.0580.7691.0(0.9–1.1)
Main languageNon-English | English
–0.675
0.1250.0000.5(0.4–0.7)
RemotenessRemote | major city
–0.006
0.0650.9261.0(0.9–1.1)
Regional | major city
0.082
0.0600.1721.1(1.0–1.2)
Constant
1.138
0.0860.000
RANDOM EFFECTS
State
0.009
0.0040.024
Person
0.080
0.0280.004
Note: N=19 056 problems. Data were missing for 332 problems. P values for significant comparisons are presented in bold.

Table A5.3: Regression results — strategy in response to legal problems — seeking advice, Australia

VariableCategories compared
ß
SEpOdds ratio (95% CI)
FIXED EFFECTS
Problem recency7+ months | ≤6 months
0.469
0.0360.0001.6(1.5–1.7)
Problem groupAccidents | mean
0.586
0.0710.0001.8(1.6–2.1)
Consumer | mean
–1.839
0.0460.0000.2(0.1–0.2)
Credit/debt | mean
–0.965
0.0710.0000.4(0.3–0.4)
Crime | mean
0.974
0.0580.0002.6(2.4–3.0)
Employment | mean
0.163
0.0550.0031.2(1.1–1.3)
Family | mean
0.564
0.0840.0001.8(1.5–2.1)
Government | mean
–0.907
0.0550.0000.4(0.4–0.4)
Health | mean
0.308
0.1340.0221.4(1.0–1.8)
Housing | mean
–0.463
0.0390.0000.6(0.6–0.7)
Money | mean
0.034
0.0750.6501.0(0.9–1.2)
Personal injury | mean
1.402
0.0810.0004.1(3.5–4.8)
Rights | mean
0.142
0.0660.0311.2(1.0–1.3)
GenderFemale | male
0.150
0.0310.0001.2(1.1–1.2)
Age15–17 | 65+
–0.917
0.1320.0000.4(0.3–0.5)
18–24 | 65+
–0.507
0.0920.0000.6(0.5–0.7)
25–34 | 65+
–0.173
0.0660.0090.8(0.7–1.0)
35–44 | 65+
0.051
0.0740.4911.1(0.9–1.2)
45–54 | 65+
0.105
0.0800.1891.1(0.9–1.3)
55–64 | 65+
0.109
0.1090.3171.1(0.9–1.4)
Indigenous statusIndigenous | other
–0.177
0.1180.1340.8(0.7–1.1)
Disability statusDisability | no disability
0.203
0.0510.0001.2(1.1–1.4)
Education<Year 12 | post-school
–0.095
0.0460.0390.9(0.8–1.0)
Year 12 | post-school
–0.126
0.0420.0030.9(0.8–1.0)
Employment statusUnemployed | other
–0.253
0.0600.0000.8(0.7–0.9)
Family statusSingle parent | other
0.153
0.0640.0171.2(1.0–1.3)
Housing typeDisadvantaged | other
0.118
0.0710.0971.1(1.0–1.3)
Main incomeGovernment payment | other
0.061
0.0700.3841.1(0.9–1.2)
Main languageNon-English | English
–0.340
0.1050.0010.7(0.6–0.9)
RemotenessRemote | major city
–0.007
0.0590.9061.0(0.9–1.1)
Regional | major city
0.026
0.0380.4941.0(1.0–1.1)
Constant
0.652
0.0890.000
RANDOM EFFECTS
State
0.004
0.0040.317
Person
0.031
0.0160.053
Note: N=15 579 problems where took action. Data were missing for 313 problems. P values for significant comparisons are presented in bold.

  


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