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Table 1 Socio-demographic characterization of the inquired / scored population and EP-Score results per socio-demographic groups

From: Strengthening the perception-assessment tools for dengue prevention: a cross-sectional survey in a temperate region (Madeira, Portugal)

  Inquired population (n = 1276) Scored population (n = 1182)  
  n n (%) EP-score median (P25-P75)+ p-value
Gender (n = 1267)     <0 · 001‘
Male 506 480 (40 · 6) 5 · 0 (4 · 0 - 7 · 0)  
Female 761 701 (59 · 4) 5 · 0 (3 · 0 - 6 · 0)  
Education level (years) (n = 1251)     <0 · 001‘’
Never studied (0) 75 69 (5 · 9) 3 · 0 (2 · 0 – 4 · 0)  
Fourth grade (4) 484 446 (38 · 2) 4 · 0 (3 · 0 – 5 · 0)  
Ninth grade (9) 281 262 (22 · 5) 5 · 0 (4 · 0 – 6 · 0)  
High school (12) 220 207 (17 · 7) 6 · 0 (4 · 0 – 7 · 0)  
Upper education (+12) 191 183 (15 · 7) 7 · 0 (6 · 0 – 8 · 0)  
Age groups (years) (n = 1256)     <0 · 001‘’
25 or younger 170 154 (13 · 2) 4 · 0 (3 · 0 – 6 · 0)  
26-35 172 161 (13 · 8) 5 · 0 (3 · 0 – 7 · 0)  
36-45 197 191 (16 · 3) 5 · 0 (4 · 0 – 7 · 0)  
46-55 221 207 (17 · 7) 5 · 0 (4 · 0 – 7 · 0)  
56-65 182 174 (14 · 9) 5 · 0 (3 · 0 – 6 · 0)  
66-75 185 167 (14 · 3) 5 · 0 (3 · 0 – 6 · 0)  
76 or older 129 116 (9 · 9) 4 · 0 (3 · 0 – 6 · 0)  
Municipality (n = 1275)     <0 · 001‘’
Santa Luzia 417 388 (32 · 9) 6 · 0 (4 · 0 – 7 · 0)  
São Pedro 314 304 (25 · 7) 5 · 0 (4 · 0 –7 · 0)  
Câmara de Lobos 544 489 (41 · 4) 4 · 0 (3 · 0 – 5 · 0)  
Travelled to EC* (n = 1245)     <0 · 001‘
Yes 311 287 (24 · 7) 5 · 0 (4 · 0 – 7 · 0)  
No 934 876 (75 · 3) 5 · 0 (3 · 0 – 6 · 0)  
‘Bitten by mosquitoes’ (n = 1271)     
Yes 944 887 (75 · 2) 5 · 0 (4 · 0 – 7 · 0) <0 · 001‘
No 327 293 (24 · 8) 4 · 0 (3 · 0 – 6 · 0)  
  1. Some descriptive statistics (percentages, median, and percentiles) illustrate the socio-demographic feature and EP-score results. Comparisons of EP-score’s medians between socio-demographic groups are also presented (p-values). Not all the respondents answered to all the socio-demographic questions, thus correspondent n values are described.
  2. +Weighted Average method; ‘Mann–Whitney test; ‘’Kruskal-Wallis test.