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Table 2 Knowledge about influenza (H1N1) among the Saudi Public:

From: Awareness, attitudes, and practices related to the swine influenza pandemic among the Saudi public

  Statement Yes No Don't know
   % % %
  The cause of swine flu is ...    
1 Virus. 95.4* 2.1 2.5
2 Immunodeficiency. 27.6 61.0* 11.4
3 Inherited disease. 4.3 88.2* 7.5
4 Swine flu is a communicable disease 92.3* 3.5 4.2
  Swine flu is transmitted through ...    
5 Droplets after coughing or sneezing. 95.5* 2.8 1.7
6 Touching the infected person. 61.0* 31.9 7.0
7 The use of objects used by an infected person. 73.1* 19.1 7.8
8 Sexual route. 42.8 37.2* 20.0
  What are the symptoms and signs of swine flu?    
9 Same as seasonal flu (fever, cough, sore throat, muscle ache, etc.) 93.8* 3.4 2.8
10 Swine flu may lead to death immediately 11.4* 77.1 11.4
11 Causes the patient to look like a pig 2.3 87.7* 10.0
12 Swine flu can be transmitted from humans to pigs and vice versa 34.3 34.8* 30.9
13 Swine flu can be transmitted to humans from animals other than pigs 21.3* 41.7 37.1
14 There is a vaccine for swine flu 47.1 29.* 41.9
15 Swine flu can affect people more than once in life 29.5* 28.7 41.9
16 How long does it take after exposure to the cause of the disease for symptoms to appear?@ 36.5* 62.7 0.8
17 After how many days can an ill person communicate with others after cure?@ 20.1* 79.2 0.7
  1. *... Correct answers
  2. @..... Correct answers to this question were counted under the column "yes"