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Table 3 Behavioural responses to pandemic influenza (H1N1) 2009

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

"Over the past month, I have ... because of swine flu": % (n) of positive responses
Washed my hands with soap and water more often than usual 48.3 (303)
Used alcoholic hand gel more than usual 37.6 (236)
Increased the amount I clean or disinfect things that I might touch, such as door knobs 31.1 (195)
Kept away from crowded places generally 8.6 (54)
Reduced the amount I use public transport 7.3 (46)
Deliberately cancelled or postponed a social event, such as meeting friends, eating out, or going to a sports event 6.2 (39)
Reduced the amount I go into shops 4.9 (31)
Kept one or more of my children out of school or pre-school 3.3 (21)