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Table 1 Participation rates and distribution of general characteristics in the study population.

From: Monitoring of risk perceptions and correlates of precautionary behaviour related to human avian influenza during 2006 - 2007 in the Netherlands: results of seven consecutive surveys

  N %
Invited 5995  
Participants, response 3841 64%
Gender   
   Male 1765 46%
   Female 2046 54%
Age (mean) 45.3  
Education*   
   Low 1000 26%
   Intermediate 1479 39%
   High 1332 35%
Children <12 in household   
   Yes 845 22%
   No 2966 78%
Ethnicity   
   Dutch 3398 89%
   Non-Dutch 413 11%
Vaccinated against influenza   
   Yes 887 23%
   No 2909 76%
Keeping chicken or poultry   
   Yes 137 4%
   No 3674 96%
  1. * Educational level is defined as: low: primary school, lower general secondary school, lower vocational school, or less; intermediate: high school or medium level vocational school; high: college or university degree.