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Table 1 Coding categories for responses to the question: "What are the things that get you through tough times?"

From: Psychosocial stress and strategies for managing adversity: measuring population resilience in New South Wales, Australia

CATEGORY EXPANDED DESCRIPTION % 95% CI
Family and self me, my spouse/partner, parents, children 51.7 (49.5 - 53.9)
Friends and neighbors my friends, neighbors 21.0 (19.2 - 22.8)
Emotional and philosophical positive thinking, determination, hopefulness, love, sense of humor, belief that things will get better, others worse off 17.4 (16.0 - 18.9)
Religious and spiritual my belief/faith, prayer, spirituality 10.6 (9.4 - 11.9)
Leisure interests and hobbies TV, music, gardening, fishing, reading, personal computer 6.3 (5.2 - 7.5)
Positive lifestyle good health/staying healthy, sleep, time to self, relaxation, rest, winding-down time, holidays, work/life balance 3.9 (3.1 - 4.8)
Wider social support community/social groups, nonspecific people 3.5 (2.8 - 4.3)
Practical pragmatism, breaking things down, previous experience, training, planning, analysis, information, and advice 3.4 (2.6 - 4.4)
Sport and physical activity specific sports, walking, being active 2.7 (2.1 - 3.6)
Drinking and smoking alcohol, tobacco 2.1 (1.5 - 2.8)
Pets my dog, cat, animals 0.8 (0.5 - 1.3)
Financial money, financial security 0.8 (0.4 - 1.4)
Professional help medical professionals, G.P., psychologist, counselor 0.6 (0.3 - 0.9)
Medication medication, drugs, specific drugs 0.2 (0.1 - 0.4)