2012 Personal Service Settings Awareness - Risk Perception Indicator Report

Purpose of the Health Indicator Report

To provide information about public perception of risk of infection from invasive and non-invasive personal service procedures among adults aged 18 and over in Halton Region.

Key Findings

Overall Findings

  • In 2012, 31%(±3) of adults aged 18 and over in Halton Region reported that they perceived a high risk, 43%(±3) a medium risk, 24%(±3) a low risk and 2%(±1) did not perceive any risk of infection from invasive personal service procedures.
  • In 2012, 14%(±2) of adults aged 18 and over in Halton reported that they perceived a high risk, 33%(±3) a medium risk, 49%(±3) a low risk and 5%(±1) did not perceive any risk of infection from non-invasive personal service procedures.
  • In 2012, adults aged 18 and over in Halton were more likely to report that they perceived a high or medium risk of infection from invasive personal service procedures [74%(±3)] compared to non-invasive personal service procedures [47%(±3)]. This difference was statistically significant.

Sex

  • In 2012, there were no statistically significant differences by sex in the percent of adults aged 18 and over in Halton who reported that they perceived a high or medium risk of infection from invasive personal service procedures.
  • In 2012, Halton females [55%(±4)] aged 18 and over were more likely than males [36%(±4)] to report that they perceived a high or medium risk of infection from non-invasive personal service procedures.

Age

  • In 2012, younger adults in Halton were less likely than older adults to report that they perceived a high or medium risk of infection from invasive personal service procedures. This difference was statistically significant when comparing adults aged 18-24 [50%(±14)] to all other age groups.
  • In 2012, there were no statistically significant differences by age in the percent of adults aged 18 and over in Halton who reported that they perceived a high or medium risk of infection from non-invasive personal service procedures.

Municipality

  • In 2012, there were no statistically significant differences by municipality in the percent of adults aged 18 and over in Halton who reported that they perceived a high or medium risk of infection from invasive or non-invasive personal service procedures.

Income

  • In 2012, there were no statistically significant differences by income in the percent of adults aged 18 and over in Halton who reported that they perceived a high or medium risk of infection from invasive or non-invasive personal service procedures.

Education

  • In 2012, there were no statistically significant differences by education in the percent of adults aged 18 and over in Halton who reported that they perceived a high or medium risk of infection from invasive or non-invasive personal service procedures.