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Table 2 Proportion of people who fell into poverty between 2009 and 2012, Australian population aged 65 years and over who were not already in income poverty in 2009

From: Psychological distress increases the risk of falling into poverty amongst older Australians: the overlooked costs-of-illness

  Low psychological distress (n = 801; N = 1,111,500) High psychological distress (n = 69; N = 102,400)
n N(%) n N(%)
Income Poverty 251 336,200 (30%) 35 50,300 (49%)
Multidimensional Poverty – total 143 195,700 (18%) 33 48,800 (48%)
Multidimensional poverty – low income and poor health 34 57,000 (5%) 10 19,400 (19%)
Multidimensional poverty – low income and insufficient education attainment 80 110,100 (10%) 8 11,500 (11%)
Multidimensional poverty – low income, poor health and insufficient education attainment 29 29,600 (3%) 15 17,400 (17%)
  1. a = low or moderate psychological distress as the reference group; adjusted for age, sex, employment in 2007 and remoteness of residence in 2007