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Table 1 Respondent demographics of Western Australian Nutrition Monitoring Survey Series (NMSS)

From: Consumer attitudes and misperceptions associated with trends in self-reported cereal foods consumption: cross-sectional study of Western Australian adults, 1995 to 2012

  1995 1998 2001 2004 2009 2012 Total % a
n = 1002 n = 1004 n = 1004 n = 1202 n = 1284 n = 1548 n = 7044
Sex
 Female 631 502 502 601 830 1005 49.2
 Male 371 502 502 601 454 543 50.8
Age group
 18–24 years 119 110 118 103 71 66 15.8
 25–34 years 257 210 245 232 180 144 23.0
 35-44 years 291 305 296 333 340 377 22.4
 45–54 years 207 234 212 297 356 466 21.3
 55–64 years 128 145 133 237 337 495 17.4
Area of residence
 Metropolitan 748 751 754 601 965 1011 78.3
 Rural areas b 203 190 18 451 290 455 16.9
 Remote areas b 51 63 62 150 29 82 4.8
Education
 Less than high school 376 336 303 330 221 211 19.7
 High school 251 237 265 257 178 198 21.0
 Trade/Certificate/Diploma 90 95 77 177 481 632 25.5
 University degree 284 336 344 435 399 504 33.6
 Missing 1 0 15 3 5 3 0.3
Employment status
 Currently not in paid employment 330 263 278 285 364 408 26.8
 Currently in paid employment 669 741 726 917 920 1139 73.1
 Missing 3 0 0 0 0 1 0
Country of birth
 Australia 656 665 668 868 867 1122 68.6
 UK/Ireland 189 209 193 155 202 221 15.0
 Other countries 157 130 143 179 214 205 16.4
 Missing 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
  1. aPercentages were weighted for probability of selection and adjusted by age, sex and geographic area to the 2011 Estimated Resident Population of Western Australia
  2. bRural areas have populations between 10,000 and 100,000. Remote areas have populations of less than 10,000. Rural and remote areas were combined for the analysis