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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)