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Table 3 Indigenous population composition reported in each data source for people aged 16–29 year olds

From: Incomplete recording of Indigenous identification status under-estimates the prevalence of Indigenous population attending Australian general practices: a cross sectional study

Data source Recorded as Indigenous Recorded as non-Indigenous
Proportion in combined data (%) Median proportion per clinic (%, IQR) Proportion in combined data (%) Median proportion per clinic (%, IQR)
Patient survey 5.2 1.8 (0–7.3) 87.3 92.9 (82.0–97.8)
All patient records 2.1 0.9 (0.2–3.1) 53.4 70.4 (43.8–90.2)
Patient records (complete case)* 3.7 3.4 (1.2–15.4) 96.3 96.5 (84.6–98.8)
ABS Census 2011 1.6 1.7 (1.0–4.3) 92.1 93.6 (90.2–95.0)
  1. *complete case analysis used 44.5% of all records (n = 48,884) where records listed with a missing/ unknown Indigenous status were excluded