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Table 1 Age and sex of all survey respondents, respondents who had handled bats, and respondents who had not handled bats compared to the general NSW population

From: Cross sectional survey of human-bat interaction in Australia: public health implications

  NSW All respondents P-value** Previously handled bats Have not handled bats P-value
  % % (n)   % (n) % (n)  
Total 100 100 (821)   15.5 (127) 84.5 (694)  
Gender       
Male 49.1 (2772522) 37.0 (304) <0.001 49.6 (63) 34.7 (241) 0.0027
Female 50.9 (2864788) 63.0 (517)   50.4 (64) 65.3 (453)
Age*       
Median age 43 years 58 years   56 years 58 years  
16–20 years 6.7 (378100) 1.7 (14) <0.001 2.4 (3) 1.6 (11) 0.0362
20–29 years 17.9 (1010437) 5.1 (42)   6.3 (8) 4.9 (34)
30–49 years 35.4 (1995657) 26.2 (214)   24.4 (31) 26.5 (183)
50–64 years 22.5 (1267767) 31.8 (260)   37.0 (47) 30.9 (213)
65+ years 17.5 (985349) 35.1 (287)   29.9 (38) 36.1 (249)
ARIA#       
Urban 68.7 (3872832) 73.2 (597) 0.005 61.9 (78) 75.3 (519) 0.0265
Rural 31.3 (1764478) 26.8 (218)   38.1 (48) 24.7 (170)  
  1. *4 people refused. #6 missing postcodes.
  2. **The p-value is calculated relative to the general NSW population.
  3. #Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia.