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Table 2 Participant risk perceptions and attitudes towards pandemic influenza (H1N1) 2009

From: Why do I need it? I am not at risk! Public perceptions towards the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 vaccine

Question Response (N = 627) % (n)
What level of risk do you think the average Sydney resident has of catching influenza A H1N1 or "swine flu" during this pandemic? Very High - High 15.8% (99)
  Medium 39.4% (247)
  Very low - Low 43.4% (272)
  Unsure/Not specified 1.4% (9)
What level of risk do you think you have of catching influenza A H1N1 or "swine flu" during this pandemic? Very High - High 17.4% (109)
  Medium 27.9% (175)
  Very low - Low 52.9% (332)
  Unsure/Not specified 1.8% (11)
If you were infected with "swine flu", how seriously do you think it would affect your health? Not at all 7.3% (46)
  Somewhat affect 61.4% (385)
  Extremely-Very seriously affect 24.5% (154)
  Unsure/Not specified 6.7% (42)
I think the current "swine flu" situation is serious Agree 43.9% (275)
  Disagree 37.3% (234)
  Unsure/Not specified 18.7% (117)
I do not understand what is happening with this "swine Flu" pandemic Agree 19.9% (125)
  Disagree 63.0% (395)
  Unsure/Not specified 17.1% (107)
In general, I think the authorities are doing a good job of dealing with the "swine flu" pandemic Agree 57.7% (361)
  Disagree 13.4% (84)
  Unsure/Not specified 29.0% (182)
I think that whether I get the "swine flu" or not is out of my control Agree 52.0% (326)
  Disagree 33.3% (209)
  Unsure/Not specified 14.6% (92)
In my opinion, people are still going to be catching "swine flu" six months from now Agree 59.8% (375)
  Disagree 10.4% (65)
  Unsure/Not specified 29.9% (187)
Have there been cases of "swine flu" amongst your family or friends? Yes 27.3% (171)
  No 68.7% (431)
  Unsure/Not specified 4.0% (25)