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Table 3 Characteristics of Australian population versus survey sample

From: Is the value of a life or life-year saved context specific? Further evidence from a discrete choice experiment

Version Population: (%) Survey: N(%)
   Version A - 65 (23.7)
   Version B - 61 (22.3)
   Version C - 83 (30.3)
   Version D - 65 (23.7)
Gender
   Male (48.9) 126 (46.0)
   Female (51.1) 142 (51.8)
   Missing - 6 (2.2)
Age Group
   15–19 yrs (8.9) 0 (0.0)
   20–29 yrs (17.2) 15 (5.5)
   30–39 yrs (19.1) 35 (12.8)
   40–49 yrs (18.6) 48 (17.5)
   50–59 yrs (14.9) 62 (22.6)
   60–69 yrs (9.8) 41 (15.0)
   70–79 yrs (7.6) 49 (17.9)
   80+yrs (3.9) 18 (6.6)
   Missing - 6 (2.2)
Birthplace
   Australia (76.6) 205 (74.8)
   Other (23.1) 61 (22.3)
   Missing - 8 (2.9)
Health Care Card
   Yes (30.0) 107 (39.1)
   No (70.0) 158 (57.7)
   Not Sure - 1 (0.4)
   Missing - 8 (2.9)
Parent
   Yes - 222 (81.0)
   No - 45 (16.4)
   Not Sure - 1 (0.4)
   Missing - 6 (2.2)
SEIFA Index of Socio-Economic Disadvantage
   > 962 (Quartile1) (75.0)^ 210 (76.6)
   > 1000 (Quartile2) (50.0)^ 147 (53.6)
   > 1044 (Quartile3) (25.0)^ 88 (32.1)
   Missing - 9 (3.3)
SEIFA Index of Economic Resources
   > 910 (Quartile1) (75.0)^ 230 (83.9)
   > 954 (Quartile2) (50.0)^ 191 (69.7)
   > 1023 (Quartile3) (25.0)^ 109 (39.8)
   Missing - 9 (3.3)
SEIFA Index of Education and Occupation
   > 925 (Quartile1) (75.0)^ 237 (86.5)
   > 959 (Quartile2) (50.0)^ 181 (66.1)
   > 1017 (Quartile3) (25.0)^ 118 (43.1)
   Missing - 9 (3.3)
  1. Source: ABS Census of Population and Housing 2001, Basic Community Profile (Catalogue No. 2001.0), Commonwealth of Australia, 2002 [53].
  2. Source: ABS National Health Survey 2004–05: Summary of Results (Catalogue No. 4364.0), Commonwealth of Australia, 2006 [54].
  3. ^Source: ABS Census of Population and Housing 2001, Socio-Economic Indexes for Areas (Catalogue No. 2039.0), Commonwealth of Australia, 2003 [55].