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Table 1 Characteristics of the study sample, Germany, 2014

From: Why are older adults and individuals with underlying chronic diseases in Germany not vaccinated against flu? A population-based study

  Study population % (95 % CI)a
Sex (n = 1,519)
 Male 47.6 (44.2–51.0)
 Female 52.5 (49.0–55.8)
Age (n = 1,519)
 18–39 years 31.5 (28.3–35.0)
 40–59 years 33.1 (29.9–36.4)
 60–69 years 16.3 (14.2–18.5)
 70–79 years 14.3 (12.3–16.6)
 ≥80 years 4.8 (3.7–6.2)
Geographic region (n = 1,512)b
 Eastern Federal States 19.1 (16.7–21.7)
 Western Federal States 80.9 (78.3–83.3)
Underlying chronic disease (n = 1,501) 41.1 (37.8–44.5)
<60 years and underlying chronic disease (n = 694) 30.0 (25.9–34.4)
≥60 years and underlying chronic disease (n = 807) 61.2 (56.4–65.8)
Migration background (n = 1,497) 16.2 (13.8–19.0)
Education level (n = 1,495)c
 Low 39.7 (36.2–43.3)
 Middle 28.9 (26.0–32.1)
 High 31.4 (28.6–34.3)
  1. a Weighted data (totals are not weighted)
  2. b Eastern Federal States: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Brandenburg, Berlin, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Thuringia; Western Federal States: Schleswig-Holstein, Bremen, Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, North Rhine-Westphalia, Bavaria, Baden-Württemberg
  3. c Low: 9 years or less of school education; Middle: at least 10 years of school education; High: university entrance diploma