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Table 2 Knowledge associated with AI among 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

Variables Residents in Shenzhen (n = 1,826), No. (%) Villagers in Xiuning (n = 2,572), No. (%) Pvalue*
  Yes No Unknown Yes No Unknown  
Human AI is an infectious disease 1,352 (74) 149 (8) 325 (18) 1,903 (74) 52 (2) 617 (24) < 0.001
Humans can be infected with AI virus from poultry 729 (40) 362 (20) 735 (40) 804 (31) 301 (12) 1,467 (57) < 0.001
Human infection with AI virus can be prevented 1,432 (78) 44 (2) 350 (19) 1491 (58) 41 (2) 1,040 (40) < 0.001
Humans may not fully recover from infection with AI virus after treatment 80 (4) 1,073 (59) 673 (37) 166 (6) 1,102(43) 1,304 (51) < 0.001
Human infection with AI virus is associated with hygiene of wet poultry market 1,472 (81) 81 (4) 273 (15) - - - -
AI is not the same as fowl plague (Newcastle disease) - - - 822 (32) 852 (33) 898 (35) -
Knowledgeable about human AI infection 1,259 (69) 567 (31) 0 (0) 1,453 (56) 1,119 (44) 0 (0) < 0.001
  1. * Frequencies between urban and rural group were compared by chi-square test.
  2. Scores on these questions are described in Materials and Methods.