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Table 2 Baseline characteristics of homeless respondents

From: Influenza vaccination, inverse care and homelessness: cross-sectional survey of eligibility and uptake during the 2011/12 season in London

  Total in survey  
  N % (95% CI)
All 455 -
Age   
16 to 44 261 57.4% (50.6, 65.1)
45 to 64 173 38.0% (33.5, 43.2)
65+ 21 4.6% (2.4, 9.1)
Sex   
Male 365 80.8% (70.7, 92.2)
Female 87 19.2% (11.0, 33.6)
UK born   
No 175 38.7% (29.2, 51.4)
Yes 277 61.3% (51.3, 73.3)
Survey venue*   
Day centre 235 51.6% (31.4, 84.9)
Homeless hostel 149 32.7% (16.1, 66.4)
Drug service 71 15.6% (6.3, 38.6)
Registered with a local General Practitioner   
No 123 27.2% (19.2, 38.5)
Yes** 329 72.8% (63.9, 82.9)
  1. Data were missing for three individuals for the Sex, UK Born and Registered with local General Practitioner variables.
  2. *Day centres provide a range services to homeless people; homeless hostels provide accommodation alongside other variable services; and drug services provide treatment and other rehabilitation services to homeless clients.
  3. **A local General Practitioner was defined as one that was easy to travel to.