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Table 6 Agreement between responses of married couples residing in same household for one year or more (n = 65).

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

Negative Life Event Kappa statistic (95% confidence interval)
Serious illness 0.451 (0.238 – 0.663) *
Serious accident 0.529 (0.313 – 0.745) *
Death of family member or close friend 0.297 (0.053 – 0.541) *
Divorce or separation 0.200 (-0.134 – 0.533)
Not able to get a job 0.067 (-0.148 – 0.283)
Lost job -0.026 (-0.076 – 0.025)
Alcohol related problems 0.355 (0.137 – 0.573) *
Drug related problems 0.459 (0.241 – 0.678) *
Seeing fights or people beaten up 0.535 (0.314 – 0.755) *
Abuse or violent crime 0.370 (0.142 – 0.598)*
Trouble with the police 0.275 (0.031 – 0.519)*
Gambling problem 0.525 (0.308 – 0.742)*
Member of family sent to jail 0.320 (0.089 – 0.550)*
Overcrowding at home 0.339 (0.114 – 0.564)*
Discrimination/Racism 0.247 (0.008 – 0.486)*
Vandalism or Malicious damage to property 0.539 (0.323 – 0.755)*
  1. * Significant at p < 0.05