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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the participants

From: University life and pandemic influenza: Attitudes and intended behaviour of staff and students towards pandemic (H1N1) 2009

Characteristic Academic Staff General Staff Students Total
  n = 360 (%) n = 646 (%) n = 1876 (%) n = 2882 (%)
Sex     
   Male 193 (53.6) 199 (30.8) 914 (48.7) 1306 (45.3)
   Female 162 (45.0) 429 (66.4) 930 (49.6) 1521 (52.8)
   Not specified 5 (1.4) 18 (2.8) 32 (1.7) 55 (1.9)
Age group (years)     
   18-24 29 (8.1) 65 (10.1) 1393 (74.3) 1487 (51.6)
   25-34 88 (24.4) 191 (29.6) 363 (19.3) 642 (22.3)
   35-44 93 (25.8) 151 (23.4) 65 (3.5) 309 (10.7)
   45-54 80 (22.2) 150 (23.2) 38 (2.0) 268 (9.3)
   55-64 57 (15.8) 84 (13.0) 11 (0.6) 152 (5.3)
   ≥ 65 13 (3.6) 2 (0.3) 1 (0.1) 16 (0.6)
   Not specified 0 (0.0) 3 (0.5) 5 (0.3) 8 (0.3)
Home/living arrangements     
   Live alone 41 (11.4) 97 (15.0) 116 (6.2) 254 (8.8)
   Live with parents 25 (6.9) 71 (11.0) 846 (45.1) 942 (32.7)
   Live with partner/spouse 126 (35.0) 192 (29.7) 197 (10.5) 515 (17.9)
   Live in shared accommodation 27 (7.5) 76 (11.8) 516 (27.5) 619 (21.5)
   Other 141 (39.2) 210 (32.5) 101 (5.4) 452 (15.7)
   Not specified 0 0 100 (5.3) 100(3.4)
Country of birth     
   Australia 178 (49.4) 386 (59.8) 928 (49.5) 1492 (51.8)
   Asia 42 (11.7) 82 (12.7) 628 (33.5) 752 (26.1)
   Europe 75 (20.8) 90 (13.9) 149 (7.9) 314 (10.9)
   Other 65 (18.1) 88 (13.6) 171 (9.1) 324 (11.2)
Time spent in Australia     
   ≤ 2 years 30 (8.3) 22 (3.4) 311 (16.6) 363 (12.6)
   3-5 years 24 (6.7) 26 (4.0) 206 (11.0) 256 (8.9)
   6-10 years 32 (8.9) 38 (5.9) 117 (6.2) 187 (6.5)
   >10 years 265 (73.6) 548 (84.8) 1214 (64.7) 2027 (70.3)
   Not specified 9 (2.5) 12 (1.9) 28 (1.5) 49 (1.7)
Employment     
   Unemployed 0 0 820 (43.7) 820 (28.5)
   Full time 274 (76.1) 493 (76.3) 200 (10.7) 967 (33.6)
   Casual 26 (7.2) 52 (8.0) 567 (30.2) 645 (22.3)
   Part-time 50 (13.9) 94 (14.6) 277 (14.8) 421 (14.6)
   Not specified 10 (2.8) 7 (1.1) 12 (0.6) 29 (1)