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Table 3 Endorsement of items in the Negative Life Event Scale

From: Measuring emotional and social wellbeing in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations: an analysis of a Negative Life Events Scale

Item in the Negative Life Event Scale Carers % responding 'yes' to item % Missing data Householders % responding 'yes' to item % Missing data NATSISS (remote only) % responding 'yes' to item
Serious illness 48 8 59 4 34
Serious accident 28 8 35 3 19
Death of family member or close friend 65 8 73 3 55
Divorce or separation 15 8 15 3 12
Not able to get a job 12 8 22 3 25
Lost job 3 9 7 4 5
Alcohol related problems 37 8 50 3 37
Drug related problems 29 8 43 3 n/a
Seeing fights or people beaten up 62 8 70 3 30
Abuse or violent crime 41 8 51 3 17
Trouble with the police 21 9 32 3 22
Gambling problem 36 9 41 4 26
Member of family sent to jail 32 8 35 3 25
Overcrowding at home 66 8 65 3 42
Discrimination/Racism 31 9 36 4 16
Vandalism or Malicious damage to property 34 16 49 4 n/a