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Table 1 Sociodemographic variables of lay people aged 16 – 82 (n = 1,168) responding to an internet survey about a serious influenza epidemic

From: Influenza pandemic: perception of risk and individual precautions in a general population. Cross sectional study

   Sample Norwegian population
Agea
  15 – 29 21 % 23 %
  30 – 44 28 % 28 %
  45 – 59 29 % 25 %
  60 + 22 % 23 %
Proportion female a 45 % 51 %
Proportion living alone b 16 % 16 %
Years of Education a
  0 – 10 14 % 21 %
  11 – 13 53 % 55 %
  14 + 33 % 24 %
Region of Recidence a
  Central 51 % 50 %
  Southern/western 31 % 31 %
  Middle/northern 18 % 19 %
Source of income c
  Work 61 % 64 %
  Pension (old age) 15 % 7 %
  National Insurance 7 % 10 %
  Other 17 % 19 %
Household income a (€1.00 = NOK8.00)
   €67,150 €57,188d
  1. a) Compared to the Norwegian population aged 15+
  2. b) Compared to the entire Norwegian population
  3. c) Compared to the Norwegian population aged 16 – 74
  4. d) Average household income in 2003 according to Statistics Norway