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Table 1 Netball NSW membership sociodemographic characteristics with odds ratios

From: Linking sports registration information and player feedback to enhance netball participation

Demographic characteristic 2018 Playing members (n=109,478) 2019 Playing members (n=109,726) Odds of retaining 2018 members in 2019 (n=109,478)
n % n % Odds Ratio (95% CI) P value
Sex Female 107226 97.9 106956 97.5 Ref  
Male 2197 2.0 2732 2.5 0.2 (0.2, 0.2) <0.0001
Age category 5-6 years 2968 2.7 2703 2.5 Ref  
7-9 years 17337 15.8 16917 15.4 2.3 (2.1, 2.5) <0.0001
10-12 years 24969 22.8 24669 22.5 2.3 (2.2, 2.5) <0.0001
13-14 years 14922 13.6 15611 14.2 1.9 (1.8, 2.1) <0.0001
15-17 years 15915 14.5 15860 14.5 1.1 (1.0, 1.2) 0.056
18-24 years 12510 11.4 12634 11.5 0.7 (0.6, 0.7) <0.0001
25-34 years 10033 9.2 10146 9.2 0.7 (0.7, 0.8) <0.0001
35-44 years 7248 6.6 7397 6.7 0.9 (0.8, 0.9) 0.001
45-54 years 3127 2.9 3283 3.0 0.9 (0.8, 1.0) 0.005
55-64 years 426 0.4 475 0.4 1.1 (0.9, 1.3) 0.528
65+ years 5 0.0 8 0.0 0.8 (0.4, 1.9) 0.638
Socio economic status (SES) Forth quartile (High SES) 41534 37.9 41765 38.1 Ref  
Third quartile 26428 24.1 26516 24.2 0.9 (0.9, 0.9) <0.0001
Second quartile 26618 24.3 26815 24.4 0.7 (0.7, 0.7) <0.0001
First quartile (Low SES) 13996 12.8 13561 12.4 0.6 (0.5, 0.6) <0.0001
Missing 902 0.8 1069 1.0 -  
Location Major Cities 73293 66.9 73399 66.9 Ref  
Inner Regional 26417 24.1 26535 24.2 0.7 (0.7, 0.7) <0.0001
Outer Regional/ Remote 8458 7.7 8255 7.5 0.5 (0.5, 0.6) <0.0001
Missing 1310 1.2 1537 1.4 -  
Identifies as Aboriginal/ Torres Strait Islander No 95900 87.6 98263 89.6 Ref  
Yes 5922 5.4 6577 6.0 0.7 (0.6, 0.7) <0.0001
Undisclosed 6780 6.2 3969 3.6   
Disability status No 99790 91.2 103619 94.4 Ref  
Yes 720 0.7 770 0.7 0.9 (0.7, 1.0) 0.053
Undisclosed 8047 7.4 4373 4.0 -  
Language spoken at home English only 91545 83.6 95253 86.8 Ref  
Language other than English 6732 6.1 7533 6.9 0.9 (0.8, 0.9) <0.0001
Undisclosed 10172 9.3 5873 5.4 -  
Country of birth Australia 98942 90.4 100610 91.7 Ref  
Outside Australia 10536 9.6 9116 8.3 0.6 (0.6, 0.6) <0.0001
  1. There were significant differences (P<0.05) between 2018 and 2019 members for all demographic characteristics, except socio-economic status (P=0.053). Undisclosed was treated as missing in the analysis
  2. Ref Reference category, CI Confidence Interval