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Table 1 Demographic Characteristics of the study sample

From: Awareness, attitudes, and practices related to the swine influenza pandemic among the Saudi public

Characteristics Male(n = 828) Female (n = 720) Total (n = 1548)
  No. % No. % No. %
Age group:       
18-24 yr. 246 29.7 261 36.3 507 32.8
25-39 yr. 455 55.0 368 51.1 823 53.2
40-59 yr. 118 14.3 87 12.1 205 13.2
60 yr. or more 9 1.1 4 0.6 13 0.8
  χ2 = 8.759, p = 0.033
Marital Status:       
Single 397 47.9 291 40.5 688 44.5
Married 416 50.2 396 55.1 812 52.5
Widow 2 0.2 11 1.5 13 0.8
Divorced 13 1.6 21 2.9 34 2.2
  χ2 = 17.343, p < 0.001
Education:       
Non-educated 17 2.1 17 2.4 34 2.2
Less than secondary 56 6.8 70 9.7 126 8.2
Secondary 230 27.8 198 27.6 428 27.7
University 461 55.7 413 57.5 874 56.5
Higher 64 7.7 20 2.8 84 5.4
  χ2 = 21.916, p < 0.001
Employment status       
At work 671 81.7 280 39.2 951 62.0
Non-working 150 18.3 434 60.8 584 38.0
  χ2 = 292.832,p < 0.001