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Table 1 Sample characteristics

From: From problem people to addictive products: a qualitative study on rethinking gambling policy from the perspective of lived experience

Characteristic Participants (n = 26) Percentage
Gender
 Female 15 57.7
 Male 11 42.3
Age
 25–34 4 15.4
 35–44 3 11.5
 45–54 4 15.4
 55–64 10 38.5
 65+ 5 19.2
Level of education
 Less than year 12 (did not complete secondary school) 5 19.2
 Year 12 (completed secondary school) 2 7.7
 Trade or TAFE qualification (vocational qualification) 6 23.1
 Tertiary (university) qualification 13 50.0
Employment
 Employed full time 8 30.8
 Employed part time 6 23.1
 Unemployed and looking for work 5 19.2
 Not employed and not looking for work 7 26.9
Country of birth
 Australia 18 69.2
 Elsewhere 8 30.8
Problem Gambling Severity Index
 Non-problem gambling or non-gambler 8 30.8
 Low-risk gambling 1 3.8
 Moderate-risk gambling 11 42.3
 Problem gambling 6 23.1
Individual advocacy and/or peer support
 Advocacy 14 53.8
 Peer support 3 11.5
 Both 9 34.6