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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of the participants in the two consecutive surveys about EVD risk perceptions

From: Changes in risk perceptions during the 2014 Ebola virus disease epidemic: results of two consecutive surveys among the general population in Lower Saxony, Germany

  Participants in both surveys (N = 620) Participants in first survey only (N = 354) p-value
Age (years), median (interquartile range) 49 (37, 58) 42 (31, 53) < 0.001
Women, N (%) 362 (58.4%) 189 (54.2%) 0.23
Highest completed educational level, N (% of 604 non-missing answers)
• Lower secondary education or apprenticeship 168 (27.8%) 75 (21.8%) 0.05
• Still at upper secondary school 8 (1.3%) 7 (2.0%) 0.57
• University entrance qualification (upper secondary education or vocational school) 168 (27.8%) 102 (29.7%) 0.6
• University degree 260 (43.1%) 160 (46.5%) 0.33
Born in Germany, N (% of 602 non-missing answers) 577 (95.8%) 325 (94.5%) 0.42