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Table 6 Prevalence estimates and pairwise comparisons, willingness to comply with health protective behaviours in persons who think pandemic influenza is very or extremely likely to occur and are very or extremely concerned for self and family, by socio-demographic subgroups and health status

From: Pandemic influenza in Australia: Using telephone surveys to measure perceptions of threat and willingness to comply

Responses ONLY for those people who think that Pandemic influenza is very/extremely likely and are also very/extremely concerned for self and family (n = 212) Very willing to comply with vaccination Very willing to comply with isolation Very willing to comply with wearing a face mask Very willing to comply with ALL: vaccination + isolation+ wearing a face mask
  % (95%CI) % (95%CI) % (95%CI) % (95%CI)
Total NSW population 89.0 (84.2, 93.9) 80.2 (72.6, 87.8) 76.4 (69.1, 83.7) 63.6 (54.5, 72.8)
Gender     
Male 90.5 (83.0, 98.0) 80.6 (68.4, 92.8) 74.0 (61.6, 86.4) 64.8 (49.6, 80.0)
Female 87.6 (81.6, 93.7) 79.8 (70.3, 89.4) 78.6 (70.4, 86.8) 62.5 (52.3, 72.8)
Age §     
16–24 67.1 (23.0, 100) 26.3 (0, 71.1)* 52.6 (1.2, 100) -
25–34 95.0 (85.0, 100) 59.9 (28.1, 91.7) 80.7 (60.0, 100) 51.9 (20.3, 83.6)
35–44 85.4 (68.9, 100) 86.0 (70.6, 100) 63.2 (35.5, 90.9) 55.8 (24.7, 87.0)
45–54 90.9 (84.0, 97.8) 76.2 (59.0, 93.4) 83.3 (72.6, 93.9) 65.0 (48.0, 82.0)
55–64 90.8 (83.0, 98.6) 91.9 (84.4, 99.5)* 77.9 (65.2, 90.6) 70.1 (55.6, 84.7)
65–74 92.4 (85.8, 99.0) 86.1 (76.8, 95.4) 85.9 (73.4, 98.4) 81.8 (71.5, 92.1)**
75+ 87.1 (70.8, 100) 85.6 (68.1, 100) 77.2 (56.5, 97.9) 72.9 (50.9, 94.9)
Children in household     
Yes 93.6(84.8, 100) 71.7 (50.2, 93.3) 77.2 (60.7, 93.8) 58.9 (34.8, 83.0)
No 87.4 (80.9, 94.0) 77.0 (76.6, 90.8) 77.9 (68.9, 87.0) 69.6 (60.0, 79.3)
Born in Australia     
Yes 88.9 (83.3, 94.6) 84.9 (78.7, 91.1) 76.1 (67.8, 84.3) 68.0 (58.6, 77.5)
No 89.4 (80.1, 98.6) 64.2 (42.5, 85.9) 77.3 (62.0, 92.5) 48.6 (28.4, 68.8)
Speak language other than English at home     
Yes 84.6 (65.1, 100) 41.1(11.9, 70.2) 60.4 (32.8, 88.1) 17.6 (0, 35.9)
No 89.8 (85.4, 94.3) 85.9 (80.5, 91.4)** 79.2 (72.3, 86.1) 70.4 (62.2, 78.6)***
Location     
Urban 87.9 (80.3, 95.5) 81.3 (69.7, 92.8) 79.0 (68.8, 89.1) 63.5 (49.2, 77.8)
Rural 90.7 (85.9, 95.4) 78.8 (70.3, 87.4) 72.7 (63.2, 82.2) 63.8 (54.1, 73.5)
Living alone     
Yes 86.2 (77.7, 94.6) 84.3 (74.7, 93.9) 68.9 (55.5, 82.3) 51.6 (37.9, 65.3)
No 89.6 (84.1, 95.0) 79.5 (70.7, 88.3) 77.7 (69.5, 85.9) 65.8 (55.5, 76.2)
Highest formal qualification §     
None 92.1 (83.9, 100) 79.2 (64.9, 93.5) 65.0 (44.2, 85.8) 55.8 (34.1, 77.5)
School certificate 79.3 (66.7, 91.8) 73.9 (60.2, 87.7) 71.7 (57.9, 85.5) 55.1 (40.8, 69.5)
High school certificate 91.5 (82.0, 100) 75.8(50.0, 100) 86.3 (71.7, 100) 63.6 (38.8, 88.5)
TAFE certificate/diploma 87.0 (73.6, 100) 77.3 (61.6, 93.1) 68.0 (49.8, 86.2) 65.0 (46.5, 83.6)
University degree/equivalent 95.0 (89.9, 100) 88.6 (74.3, 100) 84.4 (73.4, 95.5) 71.7 (54.4, 90.0)
Employed     
Yes 88.5 (81.0, 96.0) 78.0 (67.0, 89.0) 74.9 (64.5, 85.3) 61.2 (48.9, 73.5)
No 88.3 (81.7, 95.0) 79.3 (67.9, 90.7) 74.1 (64.2, 84.0) 60.3 (48.3, 72.4)
Household income §     
<$20 k 94.1 (89.5, 98.7) 89.4 (81.8, 97.0) 75.3 (62.2, 88.4) 71.0 (57.6, 84.5)
$20 k – $40 k 79.8 (67.1, 92.4) 82.4 (69.7, 95.1) 81.2 (68.4, 94.0) 65.1 (50.1, 80.1)
$40 k – $60 k 86.7 (68.5, 100) 72.3 (53.1, 91.4) 64.4 (42.6, 86.3) 54.6 (33.4, 75.7)
$60 k – $80 k 93.4 (82.8, 100) 81.1 (51.8, 100) 86.0 (67.2, 100) 68.3 (32.6, 100)
> $80 k 93.5 (85.9, 100) 91.5 (81.3, 100) 83.3 (69.1, 97.5) 73.1 (55.6, 90.5)
High psychological distress (≥ 22) ψ     
Yes 90.1 (75.3, 100) 75.2 (47.0, 100) 85.8 (71.2, 100) 57.2 (29.3, 85.1)
No 85.6 (4.4, 77.0) 81.0 (71.7, 90.2) 69.4 (57.8, 81.1) 61.7 (49.7, 73.6)
Positive self-rated health status (good, very good, excellent)     
Yes 93.6 (89.0, 98.2) 86.4 (77.8, 95.1) 79.4 (68.5, 90.4) 74.0 (61.6, 86.4)*
No 90.1 (80.2, 99.9) 64.0 (39.6, 88.4) 67.7 (46.3, 89.0) 40.3 (16.8, 63.8)
  1. Notes: Level of statistical significance: * p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01; *** p < 0.001. Population level frequencies do not agree with Table 3 as don't know/refused responses were excluded from this analysis. § For pairwise comparison testing in subgroups with more than two categories comparisons are made between each subgroup prevalence and the overall population prevalence. ψPsychological distress was measured using the K10. Values range from 10–50, with 'high' psychological distress considered as being ≥ 22.
  2. Source: New South Wales Health Survey Program. Sydney: New South Wales Department of Health, 2008.