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Table 1 Baseline characteristics, study population > =60 years., n = 1 223

From: Determinants of tetanus, pneumococcal and influenza vaccination in the elderly: a representative cross-sectional study on knowledge, attitude and practice (KAP)

Variable N (%)
Age-groups
 60–65 448 (36.6)
 66–70 246 (20.1)
 71–75 308 (25.2)
 76–80 151 (12.4)
 81–85 70 (5.7)
Sex
 Female 707 (57.8)
 Male 516 (42.2)
Migration background (defined by country of birth and nationality of participant and parents)
 No 1070 (87.5)
 Yes 153 (12.5)
Education
 No graduation/Certificate of Secondary Education 395 (32.3)
 General Certificate of Secondary Education 363 (29.7)
 Polytechnic degree or higher 453 (37.0)
 Missing/don’t know 12 (1.0)
Place of residence
 Western part of Germany 890 (72.8)
 Eastern part of Germany (incl. Berlin) 328 (26.8)
 Missing/don’t know 5 (0.4)
Subjective health status
 (very) good 606 (49.5)
 Average 440 (36.0)
 (very) bad 176 (14.4)
 Missing/don’t know 1 (0.1)
Chronic condition
 No 726 (59.4)
 Yes 495 (40.5)
 Missing/don’t know 2 (0.2)
Vaccine-Recommendation by a physician
 No 875 (71.5)
 Yes 345 (28.2)
 Missing/don’t know 3 (0.3)