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Table 4 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 Education Income per capita Living area
Lower than college graduate College graduate and higher χ2 p Less than $6,000 >$6,000 χ2 P Suburban or rural Downtown χ2 P
Did you recently search some information about H7N9? (response = “yes”) 581 (76.35%) 498 (72.28%) 3.14 0.08 530 (72.80%) 549 (76.40%) 1.99 0.16 411 (73.66%) 663 (75.08%) 0.37 0.54
   If yes, what methods did you use to get information?             
   Use internet 418 (71.94%) 412 (82.73%) 17.6 0.00* 414 (78.11%) 416 (75.77%) 0.83 0.36 325 (79.08%) 502 (75.72%) 1.62 0.20
   Watch TV 398 (68.50%) 331 (66.47%) 0.51 0.48 343 (64.72%) 386 (70.31%) 3.87 0.04* 282 (68.61%) 445 (67.12%) 0.26 0.61
   Read newspaper 324 (55.77%) 283 (56.83%) 0.12 0.73 308 (58.11%) 299 (54.46%) 1.46 0.23 227 (55.23%) 377 (56.86%) 0.27 0.60
   Ask friends 123 (21.17%) 104 (20.88%) 0.01 0.90 118 (22.26%) 109 (19.85%) 0.94 0.33 90 (21.90%) 136 (20.51%) 0.29 0.59
   Listen to the radio 81 (13.94%) 67 (13.45%) 0.05 0.81 68 (12.83%) 80 (14.57%) 0.69 0.41 60 (14.60%) 87 (13.12%) 0.47 0.49
   Consult doctor 84 (14.46%) 54 (10.84%) 3.14 0.07 68 (12.83%) 70 (12.75%) 0.00 0.97 59 (14.36%) 77 (11.61%) 1.72 0.19
Have you injected flu vaccine in the past 3 years? (response = “yes”) 260 (34.17%) 221 (32.08%) 0.71 0.40 231 (31.73%) 250 (34.63%) 1.37 0.24 203 (36.38%) 276 (31.26%) 4.04 0.04*
After emergence of H7N9, what protective measures have you taken?             
   Washed hands more often than usual 605 (79.50%) 566 (82.15%) 1.63 0.20 576 (79.12%) 595 (82.41%) 2.52 0.11 448 (80.29%) 717 (81.20%) 0.18 0.67
   Ventilate room more frequency 247 (36.01%) 265 (38.46%) 0.93 0.33 485 (66.62%) 505 (69.94%) 1.85 0.17 391 (70.07%) 592 (67.04%) 1.45 0.23
   Cancelled or postponed social events 353 (46.39%) 354 (51.38%) 3.60 0.06 369 (50.69%) 338 (46.81%) 2.18 0.14 271 (48.57%) 430 (48.70%) 0.00 0.96
   Bought some drugs for preparation 311 (40.87%) 271 (39.33%) 0.35 0.55 301 (41.35%) 281 (38.92%) 0.89 0.35 218 (39.07%) 359 (40.66%) 0.36 0.55
   No longer bought poultries to eat 274 (36.01%) 265 (38.46%) 0.93 0.33 253 (34.75%) 286 (39.61%) 3.66 0.06 221 (39.61%) 315 (35.67%) 2.26 0.13
   Reduced the amount I go into shops 207 (27.20%) 209 (30.33%) 0.17 0.19 215 (29.53%) 201 (27.84%) 0.51 0.48 162 (29.03%) 251 (28.43%) 0.06 0.80
  1. *P < 0.05.