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Table 3 Socio-demographic profile of survey respondents compared with population

From: Testing survey methodology to measure patients' experiences and views of the emergency and urgent care system: telephone versus postal survey

  Postal sample
N = 457
%
Telephone sample
N = 1000
%
2001 census population
%
Age    
   < 5 2 5 5
   5-9 5 6 6
   10-15 5 6 6
   16-24 7 11 12
   25-34 6 11 12
   35-44 13 16 16
   45-54 19 14 13
   55-64 20 13 13
   65+ 24 17 17
Sex    
   Male 42 50 49
   Female 57 50 50
Ethnic group    
   White 98 95.8 96.0
   Asian 0.5 2.7 2.3
   Other 1.6 1.5 1.7
Accommodation type*    
   Owner 76 84 73
   Rented/other 24 16 27
  1. *Home ownership does not compare like with like: it was measured for individuals in our surveys and for households in the census