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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of sample (N = 778)

From: Willingness of the UK public to volunteer for testing in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic

Participant Characteristic Number of participants % within total participants
Sex
 Male 181 23.5
 Female 589 76.5
Age (yrs)
 Under 45 324 41.6
 45–69 406 52.2
 70 and above 44 5.7
 Missing 4 0.5
Ethnicity
 White 675 86.8
 Black 9 1.2
 Asian 54 6.9
 Mixed 22 2.8
 Other 18 2.3
Highest educational Qualification
 Post-Graduate 284 36.5
 Graduate 257 33
 A-levels 123 15.8
 GCSE’s 62 8
 NVQ 6 0.8
 None 20 2.6
 Other 26 3.3
Disability (hidden or visible) or long-term illness
 Yes 145 18.6
 No 632 81.2
 Missing 1 0.1
Government-defined ‘vulnerable group’
 Yes 32 4.1
 No 731 94
Not applicable 14 1.8
Missing 1 0.1
Tested for Coronavirus
 Yes 27 3.5
 No 751 96.5
Professional Expertise
 Health 75 9.6
 Social Care 19 2.4
 Scientist 99 12.7
 Key worker 78 10
 Multiple 68 8.7
 None mentioned 439 56.4
Perceived level of scientific knowledge
 Advanced and above 196 25.2
 Average 444 57.1
 Poor and below 137 17.6
 Missing 1 0.1