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Table 3 Precautionary practices against A(H7N9) influenza in Guangzhou, 17–24 June 2013

From: Attitudes, practices and information needs regarding novel influenza A (H7N9) among employees of food production and operation in Guangzhou, Southern China: a cross-sectional study

Items Total Sex Age
No. % Male Female χ2 P <25 25-40 >40 Trend χ2 P
Did you recently search some information about H7N9? (response = “yes”) 1079 74.41 367 (79.09%) 712 (72.21%) 7.58 0.00* 783 (72.77%) 247 (79.17) 49 (79.03%) 5.92 0.06
   If yes, what methods did you use to get information?            
   Use internet 830 76.92 297 (80.93%) 533 (74.86%) 5.02 0.03* 633 (80.84%) 173 (70.04%) 24 (48.98%) 34.92 0.00*
   Watch TV 729 67.56 231 (62.94%) 498 (69.94%) 5.41 0.02* 511 (65.26%) 183 (74.09%) 35 (71.43%) 7.02 0.03*
   Read newspaper 607 56.26 179 (48.77%) 428 (60.11%) 12.66 0.00* 429 (54.79%) 151 (61.13%) 34 (69.39%) 6.57 0.01*
   Ask friends 227 21.04 94 (25.06%) 133 (18.68%) 7.01 0.01* 176 (22.48%) 47 (19.03%) 4 (8.16%) 6.46 0.04*
   Listen to the radio 148 13.72 49 (13.35%) 99 (13.90%) 0.06 0.80 88 (11.24%) 50 (20.24%) 10 (20.41%) 14.80 0.00*
   Consult doctor 138 12.79 59 (16.08%) 79 (11.10%) 5.38 0.02* 101 (12.90%) 34 (13.77%) 3 (6.12%) 2.17 0.33
Have you injected flu vaccine in the past 3 years? (response = “yes”) 481 33.17 180 (38.79%) 301 (30.53%) 9.72 0.00* 369 (36.80%) 74 (23.72%) 11 (17.74%) 25.64 0.00*
After emergence of H7N9, what protective measures have you taken?            
   Washed hands more often than usual 1171 80.76 360 (77.59%) 811 (82.25%) 4.42 0.04* 881 (81.88%) 241 (77.24%) 49 (79.03%) 3.47 0.18
   Ventilate room more frequency 990 68.27 312 (67.24%) 678 (68.46%) 0.33 0.56 735 (68.31%) 216 (69.23%) 39 (62.90%) 0.96 0.62
   Cancelled or postponed social events 707 48.76 193 (41.95%) 514 (52.13%) 14.01 0.00* 520 (48.33%) 161 (51.60%) 26 (41.94%) 2.46 0.33
   Bought some drugs for preparation 582 40.14 175 (37.72%) 407 (41.28%) 1.66 0.20* 434 (40.33%) 121 (38.78%) 27 (43.55%) 0.55 0.76
   No longer bought poultries to eat 539 37.17 135 (29.09%) 404 (40.97%) 19.06 0.00* 391 (36.34%) 130 (41.67%) 18 (29.03%) 4.78 0.09
   Reduced the amount I go into shops 416 28.69 131 (28.23%) 285 (28.90%) 0.07 0.79 312 (29.00%) 87 (27.88%) 17 (27.42%) 0.20 0.91
  1. *P < 0.05.