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Table 3 Proportion of respondents that took preventive measures, overall and by measurement.

From: Monitoring of risk perceptions and correlates of precautionary behaviour related to human avian influenza during 2006 - 2007 in the Netherlands: results of seven consecutive surveys

  Mar '06 June '06 Aug '06* Sept 06 Dec 06 Feb 07* Mar 0 Overall β-value + Beta § p-value #
Took preventive measures 38% 50% 49% 43% 45% 48% 49% 46% 0.008 0.032 0.042
Not getting in touch with (wild) birds or poultry 31% 39% 39% 33% 34% 38% 38% 36% 0.005 0.022 0.175
Not going to areas with AI 18% 25% 28% 23% 27% 33% 31% 26% 0.018 0.081 0.000
Paying more attention to hygiene 9% 16% 17% 16% 14% 16% 18% 15% 0.008 0.042 0.003
Eating less or no chicken or poultry 9% 12% 11% 9% 14% 12% 12% 11% 0.004 0.022 0.175
Cancelled or didn't book a holiday to an area with AI 7% 9% 9% 6% 9% 11% 11% 9% 0.006 0.039 0.016
Getting oneself vaccinated against influenza 2% 6% 5% 6% 8% 4% 6% 5% 0.004 0.032 0.044
Keeping the cat indoors 5% 5% 4% 3% 4% 6% 6% 5% 0.001 0.013 0.428
Avoid gatherings of people 2% 2% 3% 3% 3% 3% 4% 3% 0.003 0.036 0.024
Buying antiviral drugs 1% 2% 2% 2% 2% 1% 4% 2% 0.002 0.034 0.036
Buying a mouth mask 1% 1% 2% 2% 2% 2% 3% 2% 0.003 0.045 0.005
Something else 2% 2% 2% 1% 3% 2% 2% 2% 0.000 0.001 0.975
Avoiding shaking hands 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% 1% 0.000 0.000 0.980
  1. * additional surveys
  2. + β-value: regression coefficient of time variable as a correlate of the independent variables, adjusted for gender, age and level of education
  3. § Beta: standardised regression coefficient
  4. # p-value of the standardised regression coefficient from the linear regression analyses