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Table 1 Influence of local government area of residence on encounter profiles

From: Social encounter profiles of greater Melbourne residents, by location – a telephone survey

  Boroondara mean Hume mean P-value
  (95 % CI) (95 % CI)  
Number of listed encounters
 Public spaces 2.2 (1.6–2.8) 1.4 (0.9–1.8) 0.029
 Retail & hospitality 3.3 (2.9–3.7) 2.7 (2.3–3.0) 0.013
Number of unique addresses
 Retail & hospitality 1.8 (1.6–2.0) 1.4 (1.3–1.6) 0.007
Participants’ total encounter duration (Hours)
 Participant total 6.2 (5.5–6.9) 7.5 (6.6–8.4) 0.028
Participants' total physical encounter duration (Hours)
 Arts & culture 0.5 (0.4–0.7) 1.1 (0.8–1.5) 0.004*
Participants' total number of known contacts
 Female 18–19 6.5 (4.6–8.4) 12.7 (6.9–18.5) 0.048*
Participants' total number of household contacts
 Female 18–19 2.4 (1.5–3.2) 5.0 (2.5–7.6) 0.05*
Participants' total number of non-household contacts
 Male, age 20–29 2.9 (1.7–4.2) 5.2 (3.7–6.8) 0.025*
Participants' total number of unknown contacts
 Female, age 50–59 2.8 (2.1–3.4) 1.5 (1.0–1.9) 0.002
 Female, age 60–69 2.1 (1.5–2.7) 1.2 (0.6–1.8) 0.027
 Female, age 70 or more 1.7 (1.2–2.1) 0.7 (0.3–1.0) <0.001
 Male, age 60–69 1.9 (1.2–2.6) 0.9 (0.5–1.4) 0.022
  1. *Indicates both sample sizes are smaller than 60, which may affect validity of the p value