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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the respondents and the general population in Hong Kong in 2011

From: Knowledge, attitudes, and practices of Hong Kong population towards human A/H7N9 influenza pandemic preparedness, China, 2014

  Sample population Hong Kong population 2011 Sample vs. census p-valuea
  n % %  
Demographics
Age (n = 1,020)
15-24 143 14.0 14.0 0.99
25-44 348 34.1 35.5  
45-64 363 35.6 35.4  
65 166 16.3 15.1  
Gender (n = 1,020)
Male 461 45.2 46.0 1.00
Female 559 54.8 54.0  
Education (n = 1,019)
Primary education or below 138 13.5 22.7 0.18
Secondary education 517 50.7 50.0  
Post-secondary education(including diploma and certificate) 364 35.7 27.3  
Occupation (n = 1,006)
White collar 411 40.9 NA  
Blue collar 96 9.5 NA  
Housewife, retired or unemployed 393 39.1 NA  
Students 106 10.5 NA  
Area of residence (n = 1,020)
Hong Kong Island 185 18.1 18.0 1.00
Kowloon 308 30.2 29.8  
New Territories 527 51.7 52.2  
Marital status (n = 1,018)
Single 355 34.9 42.2 0.36
Married 663 65.1 57.8  
Household income (n = 969)
<$10,000 135 13.9 23.8 0.30
$10,000-19,999 220 22.7 23.8  
$20,000-39,999 346 35.7 29.0  
$40,000 268 27.7 23.5  
Type of housing (n = 1,017)
Public housing 387 38.1 30.3 0.61b
Subsidized home ownership housing 160 15.7 15.9  
Private permanent housing 455 44.7 52.3  
Others 15 1.5 1.4  
  1. aChi-square test was used to measure the overall difference in proportions between this survey and the 2011 Hong Kong Population Census data. P-value < 0.05 indicates significant difference
  2. bFisher-exact test p-value was used