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Volume 9, Number 9—September 2003

Research

Consumer Attitudes and Use of Antibiotics

Jodi Vanden Eng*, Ruthanne Marcus*Comments to Author , James L. Hadler†, Beth Imhoff‡, Duc J. Vugia§, Paul R. Cieslak¶, Elizabeth Zell‡, Valerie Deneen#, Katherine Gibbs McCombs**, Shelley M. Zansky††, Marguerite A. Hawkins‡‡, and Richard E. Besser‡
Author affiliations: *Connecticut Emerging Infections Program, New Haven, Connecticut, USA; †Connecticut Department of Public Health, Hartford, Connecticut, USA; ‡Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; §California Department of Health Services, Berkeley, California, USA; ¶Oregon Department of Human Services, Portland, Oregon, USA; #Minnesota Department of Public Health, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; **Georgia Division of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; ††New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York, USA; ‡‡University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

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Table 1

Demographic characteristics of participants in FoodNet population survey, 1998–1999

Demographic characteristic N=12,755 %a
Sex
Male 5,501 49.0
Female 7,254 51.0
Age (y)
<18 1,817 25.4
18–24 1,005 8.9
25–39 3,239 23.5
40–59 4,105 26.1
60 + 2,431 15.4
Unknown 158 0.8
Race
White 10,278 75.0
Black 1,152 11.2
Hispanic 675 7.6
Asian 339 3.6
American Indian 99 0.9
Other Race 80 0.9
Unknown 132 0.9
Education
<High school or less 1,792 19.3
High school graduate 3,169 24.7
Some college 3,528 26.4
College graduate 2,556 18.3
Postgraduate 1,595 10.6
Unknown 115 0.8
Income
<$15,000 1,536 10.6
>$15,000 but <$30,000 2,097 15.5
>$30,000 but <$60,000 3,444 26.1
>$60,000 but <$100,000 1,969 16.2
>$100,000 947 7.8
Unknown 2,762 23.8
Residence
City/urban 4,374 34.2
Suburban 4,338 33.3
Town/village 1,807 13.4
Rural (not farm) 1,672 14.4
Farm 493 4.3
Unknown 71 0.5
Insurance
With medical insurance 10,561 79.6
Without medical insurance 990 8.3
Unknown 1,204 12.2

aPercentages are based on weighted population data.

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