|Percentage Unless Stated Otherwise|
Time Limited with No Exemptions/Extensions
Time Limited with Temporary Work Exemptions
Time Limited with Extensions Granted
Nonspecific Psychological Distressa
|No major depression||76.5%||64.0%||79.7%||73.8%|
|Probable major depression||23.5%||36.0%||20.3%||26.2%|
|Mental Health Problemc||28.9%||43.7%||23.8%||32.1%|
a. Categories of nonspecific psychological distress were assigned on the basis of the K10 psychological distress scale, with a range of 10 to 50, mand on normative data
from the Australian Survey of Mental Health and Well-being. The lowest category of distress corresponds to a score under 16, the medium category to a score from 16 to 29, and the high category to a score of 30 or more.
b. The probability of major depression was determined following the methodology of the Composite International Diagnostic Interview Short Form (CIDI-SF). Under this methodology, individuals with three or more of seven symptoms of major depression are classified as being at probable risk of major depression. Individuals who volunteer that they are on medication or ant-depressants also are classified as being at probable risk of major depression.
c. Defined as having a high level of nonspecific psychological distress of probable major depression.