Correlational findings

Study Biddle (2014a): study AU 2008

15+ aged indigious people, Australia, 2008
Survey name
N = 7800
Non Response
Interview: Computer Assisted Personal Interview (CAPI)


Authors's Label
Self-assessed health fair or poor
Our Classification
Recoded 'not fair or poor' by WDH team, to fit classification. Sign of correlation reversed accordingly. Comparison data base case Australian taken from HILDA 2008
1 Self-assessed health fair or poor
0 'base case' Australian
  - male
  - aged 35-54
  - lives in non-remote Australia
  - is married
  - lives in a couple family without children
  - Indigenous Australians only in household
  - speaks English at home
  - no residual change previous 5 years   
  - employed full time as manager
  - has completed Year 12
  - does not have a qualification
  - assesses own health very good
  - not a victim of violence last 12 months
  - not arrested in the last 5 years
  - lives in a house that meets standards

Observed Relation with Happiness

Happiness Measure Statistics Elaboration / Remarks O-HP-cm-sq-v-6-b b = +.21 p < .01 Probability of being very happy in comparison to the base case Australian.

b controled for:
- Personal characteristics:
  - Age
  - Gender
  - Family Status
  - Employment
  - Education
- Environmental characteristics:
  - Index of neighbourhood problems
  - Index of service access barriers
  - Lives in remote Australia
  - non-Indigenous person living in
  - Main language spoken at home is not English
  - Changed residence in the previous 5 Years
  - Victim of violence in previous 12 months
  - Arrested in previous 5 years
  - Lives in a house below standard