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Volume 11, Number 5—May 2005

Research

Avian Influenza Risk Perception, Hong Kong

Richard Fielding*Comments to Author , Wendy W.T. Lam*, Ella Y.Y. Ho*, Tai Hing Lam*, Anthony J. Hedley*, and Gabriel M. Leung*
Author affiliations: *University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Special Administrative Region, China

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Table 1

Sample characteristics and thematic household survey, Hong Kong, 2002

Variables Respondents
No. female (%) No. male (%) Total (%) Thematic household
survey proportion Effect size*
Sex 589 (60) 397 (40) 986 (100) 0.20
Male (40) 49.8
Female (60) 50.2
Age (y)† 0.16
18–34 136 (23) 111 (28) 247 (25) 30.9
35–44 176 (30) 93 (23) 269 (27) 25.3
45–64 215 (36) 134 (34) 349 (35) 29.7
≥65 62 (10) 58 (15) 120 (12) 14.2
Marital status‡ 0.14
Single 108 (18) 117 (29) 225 (23) 27.1
Married 428 (73) 262 (66) 690 (70) 63.7
Divorced/separated 12 (2) 8 (2) 20 (2) 2.8
Widowed 39 (7) 9 (2) 48 (5) 6.4
Missing 2 (0) 1 (0) 3 (0)
Place of birth§ 0.11
Hong Kong 336 (57) 279 (70) 615 (62) 59.7¶
China province 225 (38) 108 (27) 333 (34) 33.7
Elsewhere 28 (5) 10 (2) 38 (4) 6.6
Education# 589 397 0.24
None/primary 1–6 140 (24) 74 (18) 214 (22) 30.5
Secondary 7–11 311 (53) 188 (48) 499 (51) 46.2
Matriculated 12–13 32 (5) 33 (8) 65 (7) 3.6
Tertiary 106 (18) 102 (26) 208 (21) 19.7
Occupation 589 396 0.29
Employed 236 (41) 260 (65) 496 (51) 61.2
Unemployed 27 (5) 45 (11) 72 (7) 5.5
Student 28 (5) 23(6) 51 (5) 4.0
Homemaker 254 (43) 1 (0) 255 (26) 16.3
Retired 44 (7) 67 (17) 111 (11) 13.0

*Three levels of effect sizes: 0.1, small; 0.3, medium; 0.5, large.
†Differences between male and female participants: χ2= 16.30, degrees of freedom (df) = 5, p = 0.006.
‡Source: Census and Statistics Department. 2001 Population Census: Main Report. Volume I. Hong Kong: Hong Kong Government Printer; 2002.
§χ2 = 21.67, df = 4, p<0.001.
¶ χ2 = 23.84, df = 3, p<0.001.
# χ2 = 10.54, df = 3, p = 0.015.
Note: Totals may not be summed to 1 due to rounding.

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