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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the participants

From: Why do I need it? I am not at risk! Public perceptions towards the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 vaccine

Characteristic % (No. of participants) N = 627
Sex  
   Male 40.7% (255)
   Female 57.1% (358)
   Not specified 2.2% (14)
Age group (years)  
   18-24 23.9% (150)
   25-34 26.0% (163)
   35-44 16.3% (102)
   45-54 13.9% (87)
   55-64 12.1% (76)
   ≥ 65 5.3% (33)
   Not specified 2.6% (16)
Home/living arrangements  
   Live Alone 16.1% (101)
   Live in shared accommodation 14.7% (92)
   Live with parents 16.7% (105)
   Live with partner/spouse 29.2% (183)
   Live with partner/spouse and children 17.5% (110)
   Other 3.3% (21)
   Not specified 2.4% (15)
Highest qualification  
   None 2.4% (15)
   School certificate 5.9% (37)
   High school certificate 16.4% (103)
   College certificate/diploma (Tafe) 16.3% (102)
   University degree/equivalent 56.9% (357)
   Not specified 2.1% (13)
Ethnic Background  
   Caucasian 67.1% (421)
   Other 30.3% (190)
   Not specified 2.6% (16)
Employed  
   Working 79.3 (497)
   Not working 18.2 (114)
   Not specified 2.6 (16)
Received seasonal vaccine  
   2009 28.7% (180)
   2008 and 2009 21.7% (136)