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Table 3 Demographic characteristics of the survey respondents and study population in the housing areas studied

From: Correlates of local safety-related concerns in a Swedish Community: a cross-sectional study

  Setting Alpha Setting Beta Setting Gamma
  Alpha-house
n (%)
Alpha-flat
n (%)
Beta-mix
n (%)
Beta-flat
n (%)
Gamma-house
n (%)
Gamma-flat
n (%)
Gender distribution       
Respondents       
   Male 108 (40.1) 101 (42.1) 139 (44.4) 108 (46) 68 (43.0) 77 (44.0)
   Female 141 (52.4) 125 (52.1) 163 (52.1) 111 (47.2) 85 (53.8) 82 (46.9)
   Partial drop-outs: non- respondent gender 20 (7.4) 14 (5.8) 11 (3.5) 16 (6.8) 5 (3.2) 16 (9.1)
   Total 269 240 313 235 158 175
Study population       
   Male 514 (50.8) 646 (48.9) 632 (48.3) 569 (48.2) 280 (48.2) 507 (51.6)
   Female 497 (49.2) 676 (51.1) 677 (51.7) 611 (51.8) 301 (51.8) 476 (48.4)
   Total 1011 1322 1309 1180 581 983
   p-value 0.035* 0.246 0.480 0.766 0.409 0.461
Age distribution       
Respondents       
   20–34 years 21 (7.8) 56 (23.3) 51 (16.3) 59 (25.1) 25 (15.8) 35 (20)
   35–64 years 170 (63.2) 132 (55) 173 (55.3) 98 (41.7) 87 (55.1) 95 (54.3)
   65–79 years 74 (27.5) 50 (20.8) 84 (26.8) 74 (31.5) 45 (28.5) 40 (22.9)
   Partial drop-outs: non-respondent age 4 (1.5) 2 (0.8) 5 (1.6) 4 (1.7) 1 (0.6) 5 (2.9)
   Total 269 240 313 235 158 175
Study population       
   20–34 years 131 (13) 406 (30.7) 321 (24.5) 362 (30.7) 97 (16.7) 280 (28.5)
   35–64 years 654 (64.7) 695 (52.6) 712 (54.4) 529 (44.8) 328 (56.5) 515 (52.4)
   65–79 years 226 (22.4) 221 (16.7) 276 (21.1) 289 (24.5) 156 (26.9) 188 (19.1)
   Total 1011 1322 1309 1180 581 983
   p-value 0.027* 0.051 0.004** 0.044* 0.897 0.08
Country of birth       
Respondents       
   Born in Sweden 253 (94.1) 165 (68.8) 283 (90.4) 186 (79.1) 136 (86.1) 115 (65.7)
   Born elsewhere 15 (5.6) 75 (31.3) 30 (9.6) 48 (20.4) 20 (12.7) 56 (32)
   Partial drop-outs: non-respondent country of birth 1 (0.4) 0 0 1 (0.4) 2 (1.3) 4 (2.3)
   Total 269 240 313 235 158 175
Study population       
   Born in Sweden 939 (92.9) 870 (65.8) 1188 (90.8) 891 (75.5) 503 (86.6) 612 (62.3)
   Born elsewhere 72 (7.1) 452 (34.2) 121 (9.2) 289 (24.5) 78 (13.4) 371 (37.7)
   Total 1011 1322 1309 1180 581 983
   p-value 0.378 0.375 0.852 0.192 0.843 0.212
Years in school       
Respondents       
   1–9 years 82 (30.5) 98 (40.8) 88 (28.1) 94 (40) 55 (34.89) 71 (40.6)
   10–12 years 78 (29) 74 (30.8) 106 (33.9) 76 (32.3) 62 (39.2) 63 (36)
   ≥ 12 years 71 (26.4) 26 (10.8) 82 (26.2) 31 (13.2) 26 (16.5) 19 (10.9)
   Partial drop-outs: non-respondent years in school 38 (14.1) 42 (17.5) 37 (11.8) 34 (14.5) 15 (9.5) 22 (12.6)
   Total 269 240 313 235 158 175
Study population       
   1–9 years 266 (26.3) 564 (42.7) 365 (27.9) 505 (42.8) 171 (29.4) 438 (44.6)
   10–12 years 481 (47.6) 632 (47.8) 663 (50.6) 533 (45.2) 312 (53.7) 447 (45.5)
   ≥ 12 years 264 (26.1) 126 (9.5) 281 (21.5) 142 (12) 98 (16.9) 98 (10)
   Total 1011 1322 1309 1180 581 983
   p-value 0.001** 0.017* 0.001** 0.116 0.064 0.493
No. of questionnaires delivered (N = 2510) 413 518 514 443 231 391
Drop-out on account of deceased or moved (N = 34)       
Respondent rate (N = 1390, 56.1%) 269 (65.1) 240 (46.3) 313 (60.9) 235 (53) 158 (68.4) 175 (44.8)
  1. 2 test significant at p < 0.05. **χ2 test significant at p < 0.01.