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Table 1 Remoteness distribution across 2007-NSMHWB and ARMHS samples (aged 18 years and over, who completed the WMH-CIDI-3.0 suicidality module)

From: Determinants of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts: parallel cross-sectional analyses examining geographical location

Remoteness Major cities Inner regional Other (Outer regional, remote & very remote) Total
Australian population (2006) ¥ 68.4% 14,159,826 19.7% 4,078,195 11.8% 2,442,777 100% 20,701,500
2007-Australian NSMHWB 63.7% 5,388 22.9% 1,943 13.4% 1,132 100% 8,463
ARMHS WMH-CIDI-3.0 sample 0.0% 0 39.6% 251 60.4% 383 100% 634
  1. NSMHWB: National Survey of Mental Health and Well-being; ARMHS: Australian Rural Mental Health Study; WMH-CIDI-3.0: World Mental Health Composite International Diagnostic Interview version 3.0; Remoteness is measured using the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Remoteness variable (RAO1CX); ¥2006 Australian Census population data, accessed from http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/4102.0Chapter3002008.