Table 1

Demographic characteristics of the participants

Characteristic

% (No. of participants)

N = 627


Sex

Male

40.7% (255)

Female

57.1% (358)

Not specified

2.2% (14)

Age group (years)

18-24

23.9% (150)

25-34

26.0% (163)

35-44

16.3% (102)

45-54

13.9% (87)

55-64

12.1% (76)

≥ 65

5.3% (33)

Not specified

2.6% (16)

Home/living arrangements

Live Alone

16.1% (101)

Live in shared accommodation

14.7% (92)

Live with parents

16.7% (105)

Live with partner/spouse

29.2% (183)

Live with partner/spouse and children

17.5% (110)

Other

3.3% (21)

Not specified

2.4% (15)

Highest qualification

None

2.4% (15)

School certificate

5.9% (37)

High school certificate

16.4% (103)

College certificate/diploma (Tafe)

16.3% (102)

University degree/equivalent

56.9% (357)

Not specified

2.1% (13)

Ethnic Background

Caucasian

67.1% (421)

Other

30.3% (190)

Not specified

2.6% (16)

Employed

Working

79.3 (497)

Not working

18.2 (114)

Not specified

2.6 (16)

Received seasonal vaccine

2009

28.7% (180)

2008 and 2009

21.7% (136)


Seale et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2010 10:99   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-10-99

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