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Table 1 Demographic profile of the respondent sample (weighted n = 2884), which was weighted by age, sex and geographical region to be comparable with the total population of South Australia in 2000 (n = 1,497,600) [13].

From: Consumer perceptions of safety in hospitals

Variable Males Females Total
  N % N % N %
Age (yrs)       
18–39 585 41.8 586 39.6 1171 40.6
40–59 499 35.6 505 34.1 1004 34.8
60+ 318 22.7 391 26.4 709 24.6
Total 1402 100.0 1482 100.0 2884 100.0
Residence       
Country 428 30.5 433 29.2 861 29.9
Metropolitan 974 69.5 1049 70.8 2023 70.1
Total 1402 100.0 1482 100.0 2884 100.0
Annual Household Income (AUD)       
≤20,000 288 22.6 393 30.5 681 26.6
20,001–80,000 738 57.9 727 56.5 1465 57.2
80,001+ 248 19.5 168 13.0 416 16.2
Total 1274 100.0 1288 100.0 2562 100.0
Country of birth       
Australia       
   ▪ Non-Indigenous 1011 72.2 1091 73.6 2102 72.9
   ▪ Indigenous 20 1.4 20 1.3 40 1.4
Europe       
   ▪ UK/Ireland 171 12.2 183 12.4 354 12.3
   ▪ Other 97 6.9 92 6.2 189 6.5
Asia 30 2.1 28 1.9 58 2.0
Other 72 5.1 68 4.6 140 4.9
Total 1401 100.0 1482 100.0 2883 100.0