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Table 1 Description of the cats’ owners, including univariate analysis p-values for association with the cat’s vaccination status

From: A survey of Italian cat owners’ attitudes towards cat vaccination through a web-based questionnaire

Question Response option Total (%) No. (%) recently vaccinated (in the last 3 years) No. (%) not recently vaccinated (over the last 3 years) No. (%) unvaccinated P-value**
Age of respondent 17–20 years 22 (2) 12 (1) 4 (3) 6 (5) 0.083
21–29 years 302 (24) 240 (24) 30 (23) 32 (28)  
30–39 years 328 (26) 257 (26) 45 (34) 26 (22)  
40–49 years 311 (25) 254 (25) 27 (20) 30 (26)  
50–59 years 204 (16) 165 (17) 19 (14) 20 (17)  
≥ 60 years 80 (7) 70 (7) 8 (6) 2 (2)  
Total 1247 998 133 116  
Gender Female 1145 (92) 915 (92) 122 (92) 108 (94) 0.736
Male 98 (8) 80 (8) 11 (8) 7 (6)  
Total 1243 995 133 115  
Living area of respondent based on number of inhabitants City (≥15,000 people) 835 (63) 605 (61) 74 (56) 69 (60) 0.548
Town (< 15,000 people) 498 (37) 393 (39) 59 (44) 46 (40)  
Total 1333 998 133 115  
Living area of respondent based on postal code North Italy 810 (73) 639 (71) 98 (82) 73 (74) 0.701
Middle Italy 108 (10) 97 (11) 5 (4) 6 (6)  
South Italy 106 (9) 90 (10) 7 (6) 9 (9)  
Abroada 91 (8) 70 (8) 10 (8) 11 (11)  
Total 1115 896 120 99  
Level of education of respondent Primary/Middle/High school certificate 671 (54) 526 (53) 80 (60) 65 (56) 0.197
Bachelor’s degree 470 (38) 387 (39) 38 (29) 45 (39)  
Master/Post-university degree 103 (8) 82 (8) 15 (11) 6 (5)  
Total 1244 995 133 116  
Highest level of education in the household of respondent Primary/Middle/High school certificate 431 (35) 332 (34) 45 (34) 54 (47) 0.213
Bachelor’s degree 588 (47) 479 (48) 60 (45) 49 (42)  
Master/Post-university degree 217 (18) 177 (18) 27 (21) 13 (11)  
Total 1236 988 132 116  
Job of respondent Healthcare job 232 (22) 190 (22) 30 (26) 12 (13) 0.004
Student 191 (18) 145 (17) 27 (24) 19 (20)  
Other 650 (60) 529 (61) 57 (50) 64 (67)  
Total 1073 998 133 116  
Annual household income of respondent ≤ 9000 € 76 (7) 53 (6) 9 (7) 14 (13) < 0.001
10–29,000 € 546 (49) 420 (47) 67 (55) 59 (57)  
30–49,000 € 339 (30) 285 (32) 33 (27) 21 (20)  
≥ 50,000 € 156 (14) 133 (15) 13 (11) 10 (10)  
Total 1117 891 122 104  
Number of children (≤ 13 years old) in the household of respondent None 1009 (82) 806 (82) 112 (85) 91 (82) 0.143
≥ 1 223 (18) 180 (18) 19 (15) 24 (18)  
Total 1232 986 131 115  
How were you informed about the questionnaire? Internet (social networks included) 1031 (85) 833 (85) 107 (82) 91 (80) 0.520
Relatives/friends 168 (14) 127 (13) 20 (15) 21 (18)  
Others 7 (1) 1 (2) 4 (3) 2 (2)  
Total 1206 983 131 114  
  1. ** significant results and tendency are reported in bold
  2. a abroad = Italian owners living in another country with their cat