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Table 3 Sociodemographic and sociocultural characteristics of baseline sample (n = 41)

From: Health care equity and access for marginalised young people: a longitudinal qualitative study exploring health system navigation in Australia

  N (%)
 Female (two gender diverse) 30 (73.2)
 Male (two gender diverse) 8 (19.5)
Other (all gender diverse) 3 (7.3%)
 High school 12 (29.3)
 Intensive English Centre (IEC) high school 2 (4.9)
 Full-time tertiary studies 15 (36.6)
 Part-time tertiary studies 2 (4.9)
 Not studying at all 9 (22.0)
Current employment
 In full-time paid work 4 (9.8)
 In part-time or casual work 16 (39.0)
 Unemployed, looking for work 8 (19.5)
 Unemployed, not looking for work, studying 8 (19.5)
 Unable to work due to sickness or disability 3 (7.3)
 A carer or doing home duties full time or part time 1 (2.4)
 Other (volunteer work) 1 (2.4)
Internet and mobile access
 Internet access 37 (90.2)
 Other internet access 3 (7.3)
 No internet access 1 (2.4)
Youth allowance, Medicare care, Healthcare card, Private Health Insurance
 Own Medicare carda 28 (68.3)
 Healthcare cardb 20 (48.8)
 Youth allowancec 15 (36.6)
  1. aA government issued card that enables access to a range of medical services and prescriptions at a lower cost, and free care as a public patient in a public hospital. Young people are eligible to get their own card that is separate from their family card from 15 years of age
  2. bA concession card issued by the government to enable access to subsidised medicines
  3. cGovernment financial assistance for young people aged 24 or younger who are studying, doing an apprenticeship, looking for work or who have a health condition