Table 1

Age and sex of all survey respondents, respondents who had handled bats, and respondents who had not handled bats compared to the general NSW population
NSW All respondents P-value** Previously handled bats Have not handled bats P-value
% % (n) % (n) % (n)
Total 100 100 (821) 15.5 (127) 84.5 (694)
Gender
Male 49.1 (2772522) 37.0 (304) <0.001 49.6 (63) 34.7 (241) 0.0027
Female 50.9 (2864788) 63.0 (517) 50.4 (64) 65.3 (453)
Age*
Median age 43 years 58 years 56 years 58 years
16–20 years 6.7 (378100) 1.7 (14) <0.001 2.4 (3) 1.6 (11) 0.0362
20–29 years 17.9 (1010437) 5.1 (42) 6.3 (8) 4.9 (34)
30–49 years 35.4 (1995657) 26.2 (214) 24.4 (31) 26.5 (183)
50–64 years 22.5 (1267767) 31.8 (260) 37.0 (47) 30.9 (213)
65+ years 17.5 (985349) 35.1 (287) 29.9 (38) 36.1 (249)
ARIA#
Urban 68.7 (3872832) 73.2 (597) 0.005 61.9 (78) 75.3 (519) 0.0265
Rural 31.3 (1764478) 26.8 (218) 38.1 (48) 24.7 (170)

*4 people refused. #6 missing postcodes.

**The p-value is calculated relative to the general NSW population.

#Accessibility/Remoteness Index of Australia.

Paterson et al.

Paterson et al. BMC Public Health 2014 14:58   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-58

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