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Table 1 Sources of AI information among urban residents in Shenzhen and rural villagers in Xiuning, China

From: Knowledge, attitudes and practices (KAP) relating to avian influenza in urban and rural areas of China

Variable Residents in Shenzhen (n = 1,826) No. (%) Villagers in Xiuning (n = 2,572) No. (%) Pvalue*
Had heard of AI 1,652 (90) 2,263 (88) 0.009
Information source±    
   Television 1,518 (92) 2,118 (94) 0.041
   Newspapers 740 (45) 158 (7) < 0.001
   Family/friends 477 (29) 1,235 (55) < 0.001
   Internet 339 (21) 47 (2) < 0.001
   Radio broadcast 194 (12) 149 (7) < 0.001
   Health facility 114 (7) 579 (26) < 0.001
Requested more information on AI    
   Yes 1,135 (62) 1,968 (76)  
   No 182 (10) 47 (2) < 0.001
   Did not care 509 (28) 557 (22)  
Type of information requested on AI±    
   Prevention 1,039 (92) 1,876 (95) < 0.001
   Basic knowledge 741 (65) 1,011 (51) < 0.001
   Therapy 629 (55) 851 (43) < 0.001
   Official announcement of poultry outbreak 476 (42) 181 (9) < 0.001
Requested more information on AI through±    
   Television* 1,044 (92) 1,922 (98) < 0.001
   Newspapers 546 (48) 228 (12) < 0.001
   Internet 276 (24) 68 (3) < 0.001
   Healthcare workers 154 (14) 798 (41) < 0.001
   Radio broadcast 147 (13) 203 (10) 0.025
   Family/friends 135 (12) 777 (39) < 0.001
  1. *Frequencies between urban and rural groups were compared by chi-square test.
  2. ± A multiple options question, participants can select more than one option.