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Appendix 2: Logistic regression results

The results of our logistic regressions are presented in appendix table 1. The factors associated with the chance of being able to speak te reo Māori and the use of te reo Māori inside and outside the home for adult Māori are analysed.

Likelihood of using or being able to use te reo Māori 
Characteristic  Category (where applicable)  Proficiency  Use in the home  Use outside the home 
 Odds ratios
First language  English  0.193*  0.306*  0.336* 
Māori  Reference category 
Importance of culture  Very/quite  2.836*  3.861*  5.583* 
Somewhat 2.021*  2.556*  3.585* 
A little  1.245  1.885  2.349* 
Not at all  Reference category 
Know all aspects of pepeha Yes  4.024*  1.626* 1.904* 
No  Reference category 
Participated in performing arts    1.760* 2.049*  2.931* 
Listened to Māori radio    1.528*  1.356*  1.499* 
Read a Māori magazine    1.340* 1.567* 1.577* 
Ethnicity  Māori only  Reference category 
Māori and other  0.718*  0.792  0.842 
Māori-medium education  Attended all  3.051*  1.153 2.243* 
Attended kohanga or kura  1.773* 1.191  1.200
Attended wānanga only  1.404*  1.276  1.400 
Attended none  Reference category 
Educational qualification  No qualification Reference category 
Level 1–4 certificate  1.101  1.134  1.248
Level 5–6 diploma  1.500  1.280  1.430 
Level 7 bachelor's and above  1.639*  1.283  1.335 
Child enrolled in Māori-medium
education 
Yes  1.254 2.171*  1.685* 
No  Reference category 
Whānau size    1.000  1.000*  1.000* 
Children in the home  Yes  Reference category 
No  1.140 0.403*  0.988
Age    0.986*  0.990* 1.006 
Household income  $30,000 or less  1.443*  1.113  1.389 
$30,001–$70,000  1.147  1.175  1.158
$70,001–$100,000  1.127  1.057  1.400 
$100,001 or more  Reference category 
Self-rated health  Excellent  0.896  0.819  0.865
Very good  1.084  1.056  0.909 
Good  0.911  1.008  1.105 
Fair/poor  Reference category 
Symbol: * represents significant at the 5 percent level of significance.
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