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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of respondents in comparison to Hong Kong population 2010

From: Factors influencing adolescent girls’ decision in initiation for human papillomavirus vaccination: a cross-sectional study in Hong Kong

Characteristic Number of respondents (%) Hong Kong population 2010#
Age (n = 1385) Enrolment of female in secondary day schools by age
13-15 454 (32.8) 108,749 (58.7%)
16-18 705 (50.9) 69,976 (37.8%)
19-21 226 (16.3) 6,589 (3.6%)
Parental education - Father (n = 1175) Distribution of population aged 15 and over by educational attainment
Primary 243 (20.7) 540,253 (18.8%)
Secondary 749 (63.7) 1,533,821 (53.4%)
Post-Secondary 183 (15.6) 801,064 (27.9%)
Parental education - Mother (n = 1210)  
Primary or below 245 (20.2) 850,743 (25.4%)
Secondary 840 (69.4) 1,713,905 (51.2%)
Post-Secondary 125 (10.3) 782,435 (23.4%)
Parental marital status (n = 1384)  
Married/cohabited 1218 (88)  
Divorced/separated 121 (8.7)  
Widowed 45 (3.3)  
Working status of father (n = 1243) Labour Force (thousands) and Labour Force Participation Rates
Full time 1080 (86.9) Male: 1 940.9 (68.6%)
Part time 44 (3.5)  
Housekeeping/unemployed/Retired 119 (9.6)  
Working status of Mother (n = 1359)  
Full time 643 (47.3) Female: 1 712.8 (52.0%)
Part time 149 (11)  
Housekeeping/unemployed/Retired 567 (41.7)  
Monthly family income 1 (n = 786) Domestic Households by Monthly Household Income (thousands)
HK$9999 or below 167 (21.2) 629.2 (27.0%)
HK$10 000 - $14 999 173 (22) 346.3 (14.8%)
HK$15 000 - $29 999 326 (41.5) 692.0 (29.7%)
HK$30 000 or above 120 (15.3) 666.6 (28.6%)
  1. 1US$1 = HK$7.8.
  2. #Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (2011). http://www.statistics.gov.hk/pub/B10100032011AN11B0100.pdf.