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Volume 11, Number 3—March 2005

Research

SARS-related Perceptions in Hong Kong

Joseph T.F. Lau*Comments to Author , Xilin Yang*, Ellie Pang*, H.Y. Tsui*, Eric Wong*, and Yun Kwok Wing*
Author affiliations: *The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China

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Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics of respondents*

Survey 1 Survey 2
Men (n = 428), % Women (n = 435), % Total (N = 863), % Men (n = 407), % Women (n = 411), % Total (N = 818), %
Age group (y)
18–29 25.6 22.4 24.0 35.5 24.1 29.8
30–44 37.2 44.8 41.0 33.0 50.5 41.8
45–60 37.2 32.8 35.0 31.5 25.4 28.4
Education level
£9 y 23.7 32.5 28.1 24.0 32.0 28.0
10–12 y 48.4 44.9 46.6 44.4 47.3 45.9
Post secondary 27.9 22.6 25.2 31.6 20.7 26.1
Marital status
Single 39.2 25.8 32.4 44.0 28.3 36.1
Married/divorced/widowed 60.8 74.2 67.6 56.0 71.7 63.9
Employment status
Full time 71.1 42.3 56.6 65.4 41.4 53.3
Housewife/student 10.8 50.8 31.0 14.3 42.1 28.2
Other 18.1 6.9 12.5 20.4 16.5 18.5
Monthly income (HKD)
£4,000 24.6 50.2 37.9
4,001–12,000 42.1 27.8 34.7
12,001–20,000 18.5 11.2 14.7
<20,001 14.9 10.8 12.7

*HKD, Hong Kong dollar (1 US$ = 7.8 HKD). –, data not collected in survey 2.

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