Table 2

Sociodemographic description of the survey sample

VariableUnitOverall cohort (n=1'032)Vaccinated (n=855)Unvaccinated, not wanting to become vaccinated (n=129)Unvaccinated, intending to become vaccinated (n=48)P value
AgeYears: median (range)52 (16–88)54 (16–88)50 (16–78)39 (17–74)<0.0001*
Years: mean±SD49.6±17.850.6±17.745.6±18.141.3±16.3
GenderMale512 (49.6%)432 (50.5%)57 (44.2%)23 (47.9%)0.6
Female517 (50.1%)420 (49.3%)72 (55.8%)25 (52.1%)
Diverse3 (0.3%)3 (0.3%)00
EducationIn training11 (1.1%)8 (0.9%)2 (1.55%)1 (2.1%)0.577
No school leaving certificate6 (0.6%)4 (0.5%)2 (1.55%)0
Basic schooling223 (21.6%)186 (21.8%)28 (21.7%)9 (18.8%)
GCSE375 (36.6%)310 (36.3%)50 (38.8%)15 (31.3%)
A-level188 (18.2%)150 (17.5%)25 (19.4%)13 (27.1%)
University degree213 (20.6%)183 (21.4%)20 (15.5%)10 (20.8%)
PhD16 (1.6%)14 (1.6%)2 (1.55%)0
Income strata<€1300145 (14.0%)112 (13.1%)23 (17.8%)10 (20.8%)0.084
€1300–€2000183 (17.7%)147 (17.2%)27 (20.9%)9 (18.8%)
€2001–€2600171 (16.6%)136 (20.0%)24 (18.6%)11 (22.9%)
€2601–€3600216 (20.8%)180 (21.1%)26 (20.2%)10 (20.8%)
€3601–€5000193 (18.7%)175 (20.5%)14 (10.9%)4 (8.3%)
>€5000124 (12.0%)105 (12.3%)15 (11.6%)4 (8.3%)
No of persons in household (as categorical variable)1324 (31.4%)268 (31.3%)42 (32.6%)14 (29.2%)0.00050*
2351 (34.0%)311 (36.4%)34 (26.4%)6 (12.5%)
3191 (18.5%)154 (18.0%)27 (20.9%)10 (20.8%)
4121 (11.7%)89 (10.4%)19 (14.7%)13 (27.1%)
529 (2.8%)22 (2.6%)3 (2.3%)4 (8.3%)
613 (1.2%)9 (1.1%)3 (2.3%)1 (2.1%)
73 (0.3%)2 (0.2%)1 (0.8%)0
No of persons in household (as continuous variable)Median (range)2 (1–7)2 (1–7)2 (1–7)3 (1–6)0.013
Mean±SD2.3±1.22.2±1.22.4±1.32.8±1.4
  • Kruskal-Wallis test and Fisher’s exact test with simulated p values were used to test for differences among the three groups in continuous and categorical variables, respectively.

  • *P<0.005 (statistically significant).

  • GCSE, General Certificate of Secondary Education .