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Table 2 Response to main survey questions by contact method

From: Mobile phones are a viable option for surveying young Australian women: a comparison of two telephone survey methods

  All Contact Method  
    Fixed-line Mobile P-value
  N % N % N %  
Total participants 268   140   128   
Age group*, years        0.7
18-20 yrs 47 17.5 27 19.3 20 15.6  
21-25 yrs 62 23.1 34 24.3 28 21.9  
26-30 yrs 91 34.0 43 30.7 48 37.5  
31-39 yrs 68 25.4 36 25.7 32 25.0  
State of residence*        0.9
New South Wales 89 33.2 47 33.6 42 32.8  
Victoria 69 25.7 34 24.3 35 27.3  
Queensland 55 20.5 29 20.7 26 20.3  
Other states 55 20.5 30 21.4 25 19.5  
Residence according to accessibility index**        0.2
Major city 167 63.5 82 59.4 85 68.0  
Indigenous        0.2
Yes 12 4.5 4 2.9 8 6.3  
Country of birth        0.6
Australia 192 71.6 102 72.9 90 70.3  
Speaks a language other than English at home        0.5
Yes 56 20.9 27 19.3 29 22.7  
Highest education reached        0.6
University degree or higher 92 34.5 50 36.0 42 32.8  
Currently living at home with parents***        0.003
Yes 83 43.7 53 54.1 30 32.6  
Relationship status        0.7
Single 87 32.5 44 31.4 43 33.6  
Have a mobile phone        
Yes - - 135 97.1 - -  
Have a landline at home        
Yes - - - - 77 60.6  
Received HPV vaccine        0.6
Yes 137 51.7 74 53.2 63 50.0  
Had diagnosis of genital warts        0.9
Yes 17 6.5 9 6.6 8 6.4  
Had Pap smear        0.2
Yes 197 73.8 98 70.5 99 77.3  
Tested for chlamydia        0.3
Yes 84 33.2 48 36.1 36 30.0  
Ever been pregnant        0.07
Yes 122 45.5 71 50.7 51 39.8  
  1. Percentages do not include missing values
  2. *recruitment was stratified by these variables
  3. ** based on classification of 2006 ARIA+ score for residential postcode[14]
  4. ***only asked of women aged < 30 years