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Table 1 Background characteristics of the respondents (n = 999).

From: Avoidance behaviors and negative psychological responses in the general population in the initial stage of the H1N1 pandemic in Hong Kong

  %#
Socio - demographic characteristics  
Gender  
   Male 43.4%
   Female 56.6%
Age  
   <30 25.0%
   30 - 39 20.1%
   40 - 49 27.1%
   50 - 60 27.7%
Education level  
   Form 3 or below 18.5%
   Form 4 - matriculation 46.4%
   College or above 35.1%
Marital status  
   Single 33.5%
   Married/cohabited 65.0%
   Divorced/widowed 1.5%
Full-time employed  
   No 44.0%
   Yes 56.0%
Being health care workers  
   No 98.1%
   Yes 1.9%
  1. *Basing on end-2008 Census data (Census & Statistics Department HKSAR, 2009), the proportions of male and female of age 18-60 in Hong Kong were respectively 46.02% and 53.98%; the proportions of the 4 age groups in Hong Kong (<30, 30-39, 40-49, and 50-60) were respectively 24.75%, 23.78%, 27.33%, and 24.14%.
  2. #Less than 0.5% missing cases exist for the listed variables.