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Table 2 Description of survey respondent groups in frequencies (N), percentages (%), means (M), and standard deviations (SD)

From: Dynamics in public perceptions and media coverage during an ongoing outbreak of meningococcal W disease in the Netherlands

Respondent groupa Parents (T) Parents (O) Individuals (NC)
Survey waveb S1 S2 S3 S1 S2 S3 S1 S2 S3
Female – N (%) 116 (54.5) 80 (53.7) 57 (51.4) 214 (54.6) 148 (57.4) 101 (58.0) 216 (46.6) 165 (47.4) 118 (45.9)
Age in years – M (SD) 47.6 (5.7) 47.8 (5.9) 48.9 (6.2) 40.9 (7.0) 41.2 (7.2) 42.3 (7.3) 53.0 (16.9) 54.0 (16.5) 56.6 (16.1)
Education – N (%)
- Low
101 (47.4) 65 (43.6) 42 (37.8) 118 (30.1) 66 (25.6) 40 (23.0) 127 (27.4) 96 (27.6) 63 (24.5)
- Intermediate 74 (34.7) 52 (34.9) 44 (39.6) 130 (33.2) 94 (36.4) 71 (40.8) 209 (45.0) 162 (46.6) 129 (50.2
- High 38 (17.8) 32 (21.5) 25 (22.5) 144 (36.7) 98 (38.0) 63 (36.2) 128 (27.6) 90 (25.9) 65 (25.3)
Already menACWY vaccinated – N (%) 12 (5.6) 6 (4.0) 9 (8.1) 16 (4.1) 15 (5.8) 10 (5.7) 13 (2.8) 13 (3.7) 21 (8.2)
Youngest child already menACWY vaccinated – N (%) 16 (7.5) 21 (14.1) 98 (88.3) 28 (7.1) 37 (14.3) 38 (21.8)
Total – N 213 149 111 392 258 174 464 348 257
  1. aParents of teenagers invited for the menACWY catch-up vaccination campaign (parents (T)), parents of children under the age of 18 who were not invited for a menACWY vaccination (parents (O)), and individuals with no children under the age of 18 (individuals (NC))
  2. bFirst survey (S1), second survey (S2), and third survey (S3)