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Table 3 Age and sex-standardised prevalence, prevalence ratios and 95% confidence intervals (CI) of health care service use, by Aboriginal status

From: Inequalities in the social determinants of health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People: a cross-sectional population-based study in the Australian state of Victoria

Health care service Prevalence (%) Prevalence ratio (95% CI)
Age-adjusted Crude
Non-Aboriginal Aboriginal Aboriginal Non-Aboriginal Aboriginal (95% CI) p value
Had a blood pressure checka 79.6 83.0 79.3 1.00 1.0 (1.0-1.1) 0.001
Had a blood cholesterol checka 57.2 59.4 52.1 1.00 1.0 (0.9-1.1) 0.459
Had a blood glucose checka 53.6 56.5 50.9 1.00 1.1 (0.9-1.2) 0.457
Attended a public hospitalb 47.1 50.3 52.0 1.00 1.1 (0.9-1.3) 0.372
Saw professional for mental healthb 11.3 19.2 20.0 1.00 1.7 (1.1-2.4) 0.008
Ever saw an eye health professional 77.6 75.2 69.8 1.00 1.0 (0.9-1.1) 0.975
Bowel examination for bowel cancera 29.7 36.1 34.9 1.00 1.2 (0.9-1.7) 0.300
  1. aIn preceding two years.
  2. bIn preceding 12months.