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Table 5 Behavioural responses to H7N9

From: Early responses to H7N9 in southern Mainland China

Items No. (%) positive responses
Behaviours recommended by the Chinese Ministry of Health[5]  
Changes in cooking behaviour (poultry/eggs) 515 (51.5)
Change hand washing habits 431 (42.8)
Ventilation at home 675 (66.9)
Avoiding those who are sick 515 (51.8)
Non-recommended behaviours  
Avoided buying poultry/eggs 711 (70.5)
Avoiding public transport 128 (12.8)
Avoiding crowds 581 (57.8)
Avoiding recent migrants entering Shanghai 169 (17.1)
Wearing a mask 301 (29.7)
Cancelling travel plans 234 (23.3)
Additional purchases  
Purchasing Chinese medicine 98 (9.7)
Purchasing Western medicine 30 (3.0)