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Table 6 Predictors of recommended and non-recommended behaviours

From: Early responses to H7N9 in southern Mainland China

a. Contrasting those who performed two or more recommended behaviours (N = 650) with those who did not (N = 328)
Variable Odds ratio, significance 95% confidence interval
Anxiety 1.73** 1.45-2.08
Perceived probability of infection 1.77** 1.31-2.38
Mortality awareness 2.22* 1.76-2.81
Associations with H7N9   
- Floating pigs 1.50** 1,27-1.77
- New migrants 1.31* 1.10-1,55
- Poor Chinese hygiene 1.30** 1.12-1.52
- Unhygienic poultry trade 1.35* 1.12-1.63
- Recent temperature fluctuations 1.07 .93-1.24
- Global climate change 1.06 .91-1.23
Risk group   
- Regular contact with poultry .99 .63-1.61
- Migrants 1.14 .92-1.41
- Children 1.35** 1.12-1.62
- Young people 1.00 .79-1.27
- Elderly people 1.31 1.03-1.66
- Those with weak immunity 1.77** 1.29-2.41
b. Contrasting those who reported two or more avoidance behaviours (N = 838) versus those who did one or none (N = 127)
Variable Odds ratio 95% confidence interval, significance
Anxiety 1.52* 1.17-1.98
Perceived probability of (personal) infection 2.07* 1.30-3.32
Mortality awareness 1.84** 1.31-2.57
Associations with H7N9   
- Floating pigs 1.24 .99-1.57
- New migrants 1.07 .85-1.37
- Poor Chinese hygiene 1.54** 1.25-1.90
- Unhygienic poultry trade 1.14 .88-1.47
- Recent temperature fluctuations 1.09 .89-1.33
- Global climate change 1.16 .94-1.44
Risk group   
- Regular contact with poultry 1.69 .99-2.88
- Migrants 1.22 .91-1.64
- Children 1.41* 1.09-1.81
- Young people 1.15 .81-1.62
- Elderly people .92 .65-1.32
- Those with weak immunity 1.77* 1.21-2.60
  1. Note For a) OR > 1 indicates more likely to report 2+ recommended behaviours; for b) OR > 1 indicates more likely to report 2+ non-recommended behaviours. All analyses control for age and sex.
  2. *p < .01; ** p < .001.