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Table 1 Use of information type in the last 12 months

From: Type, frequency and purpose of information used to inform public health policy and program decision-making

  Total Agency Role level Role focus Education level Years in Agency Age group
  1 N % 2 N % χ2Sig level S M N % M N % NM N % χ2Sig level P/P N % P/L N % O N % χ2Sig level HS/C N % UG N % PG N % χ2Sig level 0-5 N % 6-15 N % 16+ N % χ2 Sig level 18-35 N % 36-55 N % 56+ N % χ2 Sig level
Total (row %) 372 100.0 146 39.2 226 60.8 N/A 15 4.0 75 20.2 282 75.8 N/A 125 36.6 47 12.6 200 53.8 N/A 117 31.5 151 40.6 104 27.9 N/A 245 65.9 111 29.8 16 4.3 N/A 163 43.8 187 50.3 22 5.9 N/A
Internal data & reports 347 93.3 137 93.8 210 92.9 0.89 15 100.0 73 97.3 259 91.8 0.12 123 98.4 35 74.5 189 94.5 0.000 110 94.0 138 91.4 99 95.2 0.66 226 92.2 106 95.5 15 93.8 0.52 149 91.4 176 94.1 22 100.0 0.26
Policy, legislation & legal info 343 92.2 133 91.1 210 92.9 0.66 14 93.3 70 93.3 259 91.8 0.90 106 84.8 47 100.0 190 95.0 0.000 110 94.0 137 90.7 96 92.3 0.68 222 90.6 106 95.5 15 93.8 0.27 145 89.0 179 95.7 19 86.4 0.036
Medical & clinical evidence 228 61.3 63 43.2 165 73.0 0.000 9 60.0 50 66.7 169 59.9 0.56 40 32.0 29 61.7 159 79.5 0.000 92 78.6 90 59.6 46 44.2 0.000 144 58.8 73 65.8 11 68.8 0.37 98 60.1 117 62.6 13 59.1 0.87
Experience expertise & advice 330 88.7 131 89.7 199 88.1 0.74 15 100.0 67 89.3 248 87.9 0.35 105 84.0 42 89.4 183 91.5 0.11 102 87.2 134 88.7 94 90.4 0.78 221 90.2 95 85.6 14 87.5 0.44 139 85.3 170 90.9 21 95.5 0.15
Academic research 145 39.0 71 48.6 74 32.7 0.002 10 66.7 33 44.0 102 36.2 0.038 64 51.2 22 46.8 59 29.5 0.000 29 24.8 56 37.1 60 57.7 0.000 88 35.9 51 45.9 6 37.5 0.20 58 35.6 82 43.9 5 22.7 0.08
Info online 291 78.2 121 82.9 170 75.2 0.11 12 80.0 61 81.3 218 74.9 0.74 103 82.4 36 76.6 152 76.0 0.38 88 75.2 122 80.8 81 77.9 0.06 185 75.5 96 86.5 10 62.5 0.020 118 72.4 154 82.4 19 86.4 0.050
  1. Legend: Agency 1 = WorkSafe, 2 = TAC; Role level SM = Senior Manager, M = Manager, NM = Non Manager; Role Type P/P = Programs and projects, P/L = Policy and legal, O = Operational; Education Level HS/C = High school and/or Certificate; UG = Undergraduate, PG = Postgraduate; χ2 Sig level = Pearson Chi Square significance level.
  2. Notes: Significant with at least 80% of cells with expected frequency of 5 or more. All column percentages unless otherwise state.