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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample (N = 394)

From: Risk perception in the population living near the Turin municipal solid waste incineration plant: survey results before start-up and communication strategies

  Unexposed Exposed Total
No. % No. % No. %
Sex (Males) 98 50.0 97 49.0 195 49.5
Place of birth
 North 120 61.2 128 64.6 248 62.9
 Centre-South and Islands 61 31.1 64 32.3 125 31.7
 Foreign 15 7.7 6 3.0 21 5.3
Marital Status
 Married/cohabiting 151 77.4 163 82.3 314 80.0
 Separated/divorced 11 5.6 14 7.0 25 6.4
 Single/Widow/er 33 16.9 21 10.6 54 13.7
Children (Yes) 149 76.0 166 83.8 315 79.9
Age class (yrs)
 30–45 58 29.6 57 28.8 115 29.2
 45–55 61 31.1 63 31.8 124 31.5
  > 55 77 39.3 78 39.4 155 39.3
Level of Education*
 Primary/lower secondary 68 35.1 91 46.0 159 40.5
 Upper secondary 79 40.7 86 43.4 165 42.1
 Post secondary 47 24.2 21 10.6 68 17.3
Self-perceived health
 Good 132 67.4 141 71.4 273 69.3
 Poor 64 32.7 57 28.8 121 30.7
  1. *Significant difference between exposed and unexposed (p-value of chi-square test < 0.05)