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Table 2 Characteristics of participating businesses and beliefs about pandemic influenza according to state

From: Influenza pandemic preparedness: motivation for protection among small and medium businesses in Australia

Variable WA NSW p* Total
  mean (SD) mean (SD)   mean (SD)
Number of employees (n = 201) 14.6 (27.5) 23.1 (36.5) 0.07 18.9 (32.6)
Number of customers (n = 201) 47.7 (88.8) 75.5 (345.5) 0.44 61.7 (252.5)
Per cent of staff university educated (n = 200) 25.7 (33.9) 44.4 (32.9) <0.001 35.2 (34.6)
Severity of pandemic influenza (n = 191)     
   Per cent sick 32.6 (20.4) 36.6 (24.3) 0.22 34.6 (22.4)
  1. *Independent samples t-test
  2. Western Australia (WA)
  3. New South Wales (NSW)
  4. Standard deviation (SD)