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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the mode groups in the sample (GEDA 2.0 pilot study, Germany, August – November 2012)

From: Mode differences in a mixed-mode health interview survey among adults

  SAQ-Paper (n = 746) SAQ-Web (n = 414) CATI (n = 411)  
  n % n % n % p-value
Gender        
women 448 60.0 202 48.8 230 56.0 <0.01
men 298 40.0 212 51.2 181 44.0
Age        
18-29 years 96 12.9 101 24.4 53 12.9 <0.001
30-44 years 141 18.9 121 29.2 83 20.2
45-64 years 231 31.0 134 32.4 129 31.4
65+ years 278 37.3 58 14.0 146 35.5
Education        
low 187 25.3 48 11.6 65 15.8 <0.001
medium 380 51.4 213 51.5 196 47.7
high 173 23.4 153 37.0 150 36.5
Household net income        
quintile 1 (low) 174 24.6 58 14.8 63 16.8 <0.001
quintile 2 170 24.1 71 18.1 66 17.6
quintile 3 155 21.9 66 16.8 81 21.6
quintile 4 117 16.6 93 23.7 89 23.7
quintile 5 (high) 91 12.9 104 26.5 76 20.3
Labour market status        
working 353 50.0 313 75.6 222 54.1 <0.001
non-working 353 50.0 101 24.4 188 45.9
Marital status        
single 157 21.4 136 32.9 95 23.1 <0.001
separated/divorced/widowed 131 17.9 36 8.7 76 18.5
married and cohabiting 445 60.7 242 58.5 240 58.4
Type of household        
one-person household 159 21.8 65 15.8 75 18.3 <0.05
multi-person household 571 78.2 346 84.2 335 81.7
  1. SAQ-Paper = self-administered paper mail questionnaire; SAQ-Web = self-administered web survey; CATI = computer-assisted telephone interview.