Table 3

Overall and age category breakdown for the five most common domains for Aboriginal street health patients

DomainsAboriginal
% (n)
Non-Aboriginal
% (n)¶†‡§
Age category (Aboriginal patients only)
<2525–4445–6465–7475+
One domain only (n=216)
 Musculoskeletal34.3 (74)28.2 (164)55.4 (41)36.5 (27)8.1 (6)00
 Eye, ear, nose and throat19.0 (41)*11.7 (68)85.4 (35)12.2 (5)2.4 (1)00
 Psychiatric13.0 (28)*23.0 (134)25.0 (7)57.1 (16)17.9 (5)00
 Respiratory8.3 (18)9.8 (57)55.6 (10)22.2 (4)22.2 (4)00
 Lower gastrointestinal6.0 (13)5.0 (29)30.8 (4)53.8 (7)15.4 (2)00
One or more domains (n=602)
 Musculoskeletal47.5 (286)*40.9 (570)25.9 (74)40.2 (115)30.1 (86)3.1 (9)0.7 (2)
 Psychiatric45.5 (274)47.2 (659)10.6 (29)47.8 (131)37.2 (102)4.0 (11)0.4 (1)
 Respiratory38.7 (233)*33.4 (466)16.3 (38)42.5 (99)36.9 (86)3.4 (8)0.9 (2)
 Eye, ear, nose and throat24.9 (150)**16.6 (231)42.0 (63)27.3 (41)24.7 (37)4.0 (6)2.0 (3)
 Endocrine24.4 (147)**13.3 (186)7.5 (11)34.0 (50)46.9 (69)8.8 (13)2.7 (4)
Two or more domains (n=386)
 Psychiatric+respiratory39.6 (153)35.9 (292)9.8 (15)47.7 (73)38.6 (59)3.3 (5)0.7 (1)
 Psychiatric+musculoskeletal35.2 (136)31.0 (252)5.1 (7)46.3 (63)44.1 (60)4.4 (6)0
 Respiratory+musculoskeletal31.3 (121)*22.9 (186)9.1 (11)42.1 (51)43.8 (53)4.1 (5)0.8 (1)
 Respiratory+endocrine20.2 (78)**7.7 (63)5.1 (4)35.9 (28)50.0 (39)7.7 (6)1.3 (1)
 Psychiatric+endocrine19.2 (74)**10.2 (83)5.4 (4)36.5 (27)47.3 (35)9.5 (7)1.4 (1)
Three or more domains (n=254)
 Psychiatric+respiratory+ musculoskeletal35.8 (91)*28.3 (133)5.5 (5)44.0 (40)47.3 (43)3.3 (3)0
 Psychiatric+haematological+ endocrine22.4 (57)**10.2 (48)3.5 (2)40.4 (23)47.4 (27)7.0 (4)1.8 (1)
 Respiratory+musculoskeletal+ endocrine18.9 (48)**7.4 (35)2.1 (1)31.3 (15)60.4 (29)6.3 (3)0
 Vascular+respiratory+endocrine18.5 (47)**6.8 (32)027.7 (13)63.8 (30)6.4 (3)2.1 (1)
 Psychiatric+vascular+respiratory18.1 (46)*12.3 (58)2.2 (1)28.3 (13)65.2 (30)2.2 (1)2.2 (1)
  • ¶For 1 domain only, denominator (n=582).

  • †For 1+ domains, denominator (n=1395).

  • ‡For 2+ domains, denominator (n=813).

  • §For 3+ domains, denominator (n=470).

  • 2 Test significant at 0.05 level versus non-Aboriginal.

  • **χ2 Test significant at 0.001 level versus non-Aboriginal.