Table 1

Demographic characteristics of study participants

CharacteristicsUnweighted count
(N=1255)
Weighted count* (N=6 134 040)Weighted percentage* (%)
Gender
 Male5982 881 76047.0
 Female6573 252 28053.0
Age, mean (SD)48.47 (15.87)48.47 (15.93)--
 18–34 years2941 453 44023.7
 35–54 years4422 147 80035.0
 55 years or above5192 532 80041.3
Highest education attainment
 Primary school or below178883 11114.4
 Secondary (junior)2141 044 42417.0
 Secondary (senior) or equivalent5752 795 40845.6
 Post-secondary, diploma or equivalent139680 96511.1
 University or above149730 13111.9
Economic activity status
 Active8254 029 89365.7
  Employee, employer or self-employed(775)(3 782 101)(61.7)
  Unemployed or between jobs(50)(247 792)(4.0)
 Inactive4302 104 14734.4
  Student(62)(302 632)(4.9)
  Home-maker(143)(695 093)(11.3)
  Retired(223)(1 096 609)(17.9)
  Others(2)(9 813)(0.2)
  • *Data were weighted according to the latest sex-age distribution and education attainment distribution in the Hong Kong population.