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Table 1 Comparison of demographic characteristics between adult respondents of two surveys and the general population of Hong Kong

From: Healthcare seeking behavior of patients with influenza like illness: comparison of the summer and winter influenza epidemics

  Summer survey respondents Winter survey respondents Hong Kong populationa
No. % No. % %
Age group (years)b 505   535   
 18–59 314 60.8 353 65.5 75.4
  > 60 191 37.8 182 33.8 24.6
Female 302 58.5 340 63.1 54.7
Educationc 512   533   
 Primary or below 99 19.3 91 16.9 23.4
 Secondary 233 45.5 263 48.8 50.5
 Tertiary or above 180 35.1 179 33.2 26.1
  1. aPercentage of age group was calculated based on the population of mid–2014 and the education data from the 2011 population census
  2. bThere were eleven and four respondents who refused to give age in summer and winter surveys
  3. cFour and six respondents did not answer education attainment in the summer and winter surveys, respectively