Essential Report

Engagement in ‘risky’ activities

Aug 3, 2021

Q.  In the last two years, have you engaged in any of the following activities?

TOTAL: Yes Total All respondents who have not been vaccinated and would be willing to get the Pfizer vaccine but not the AstraZeneca vaccine
Smoked cigarettes (manufactured or roll-your-own) 25% 26%
Taken recreational drugs 11% 12%
TOTAL: Drunk more than 10 standard drinks in a week or Drunk more than 4 standard drinks in a day 43% 43%
TOTAL: Read or sent a text message while driving or Driven without wearing a seatbelt or Ridden a bicycle on a road 34% 34%
Base (n) 1,098 323

 

TOTAL: Yes Total All females who have not been vaccinated and would be willing to get the Pfizer vaccine but not the AstraZeneca vaccine
Taken the birth control pill (oral contraceptive pill) 16% 20%
Base (n): All females 561 194
  • A notable proportion of people who are unwilling to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine still engage in ‘risky’ activities.
  • In the past two years, 26% have smoked cigarettes, 43% have drunk alcohol over recommended limits, and 34% have engaged in risky behaviour when driving.
  • 20% of women unwilling to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine (but are willing to receive Pfizer) have taken the birth control pill in the past two years.

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