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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of study participants, the invited sample, and the University of Waterloo undergraduate population, 2015

From: Food safety knowledge of undergraduate students at a Canadian university: results of an online survey

Demographic Characteristic Study participants (n = 485) Invited sample (n = 5000) Undergraduate population (n = 29,440)
Percent (number) 95 % C.I.a Percent (number) Percent
Gender
 Male 35.0 (167) (30.8, 39.4) 55.1 (2755) 54.5
 Female 65.0 (310) (60.6, 69.2) 44.9 (2245) 45.5
Faculty
 Applied Health Sciences 10.2 (49) (7.8, 13.3) 8.1 (405) 7.2
 Arts 20.0 (96) (16.6, 23.8) 21.4 (1070) 21.9
 Engineering 23.1 (111) (19.6, 27.1) 22.3 (1115) 22.3
 Environment 8.8 (42) (6.5, 11.6) 6.8 (340) 7.5
 Mathematics 14.6 (70) (11.7, 18.0) 21.6 (1080) 21.3
 Science 23.3 (112) (19.8, 27.3) 16.8 (840) 17.0
 Other 3.0 (150) 2.8
System of study
 Co-op 63.1 (301) (58.7, 67.3) 62.2 (3110) 62.2
 Regular 36.9 (176) (32.7, 41.3) 37.8 (1890) 37.8
Study year
 First 21.2 (1060) 22.5
 Second 26.3 (1315) 26.6
 Third 25.3 (1265) 24.1
 Fourth 24.1 (1205) 24.0
 Fifth 0.3 (15) 0.3
 Non-degree 2.8 (140) 2.4
  1. aSignificant differences between study participants and the undergraduate student body are shown in bold