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Table 2 Characteristics of respondents by study area (un-weighted and weighted)

From: Polarized nature of the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan: associations with population age structure and behaviours

  Un-weighed Weighted p valuea
Low-COVID-19-incidence area, n = 3000 High-COVID-19-incidence area, n = 3000 Low-COVID-19-incidence area, n = 3000 High-COVID-19-incidence area, n = 3000
Sex
 Female (n, %) 1363 (45%) 1337 (45%) 1597 (53%) 1556 (52%) 0.301
 Male (n, %) 1637 (55%) 1663 (55%) 1403 (47%) 1444 (48%)
Household size (mean, 95% CI) 3.3 (3.3–3.4) 3.0 (3.0–3.1) 3.2 (3.2–3.3) 3.0 (3.0–3.1) < 0.001
Number of family member ≥ 60 years old 1.1 (1.0–1.1) 0.9 (0.9–1.0) 1.3 (1.2–1.3) 1.1 (1.0–1.1) < 0.001
Employment status (n, %)
 Employed 1574 (53%) 1524 (51%) 1215 (41%) 1329 (44%) < 0.001
 Unpaid (homemaker, eldercare, etc.) 284 (10%) 288 (10%) 552 (18%) 509 (17%)
 Self-employed 121 (4%) 108 (4%) 103 (3%) 93 (3%)
 Part-time job 393 (13%) 428 (14%) 437 (15%) 475 (16%)
 Student 119 (4%) 163 (5%) 119 (4%) 73 (2%)
 Out-of-work (including retired) 509 (17%) 489 (16%) 643 (21%) 520 (17%)
Work in healthcare setting (n, %) 281(9%) 169 (6%) 193 (6%) 139 (5%) 0.003
Commuting (n, %) 2094 (50%) 2057 (50%) 1710 (48%) 1837 (52%) 0.001
Age (median), (IQR, Min–Max)) 45 (34, 18–87) 47 (34, 18–89) 55 (31, 18–87) 51 (31, 18–89) < 0.001
  1. IQR interquartile range, Min minimum, Max maximum
  2. ap value is based on the Chi-squared test, t test and Mann-Whitney U test