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Table 1 Socio-demographics of the respondents (N = 306)

From: Knowledge, attitudes and practices relating to influenza A(H7N9) risk among live poultry traders in Guangzhou City, China

Variables N %a
Demographics   
Gender (Female) 167 54.6
Age group   
  15-34 87 28.4
  35-54 198 64.7
  ≥55 21 6.9
Education   
  Illiterate 76 24.8
  Primary 155 50.7
  Secondary or above 75 24.5
Monthly personal income (RMB)   
  <1000 35 11.4
  1000-3000 174 56.9
  >3000 97 31.7
Years of work in poultry industry   
  <4 76 24.8
  4-10 154 50.3
  >10 76 24.8
Daily average hours of contact with live poultry   
  <8 11 3.6
  8-10 163 53.3
  >10 132 43.1
Residential location   
  Urban 182 59.5
  Rural 124 40.5
Involved poultry slaughtering (Yes) 267 87.3
Information sources and knowledge of H7N9   
Sources of information   
  Television 263 86.0
Newspaper 155 50.7
  Internet 64 20.9
  Leaflets/booklets 59 19.3
  Radio 51 16.7
  Friends/relatives 50 16.3
  Doctor 26 8.5
Number of information sources   
  1 117 38.2
  2-3 145 41.4
  4 or above 44 14.4
Knowledge items (proportions answering correctly)   
  There is no reported H7N9 human cases in Guangdong Province (before June 30, 2013) 240 78.4
  Sick or dead birds should be buried or burned 238 77.8
  H7N9 is not transmissible from human to humanb 237 77.5
  Fever, cough and sore throat are early symptoms of H7N9 infection 218 71.2
  Contacts with bird secretions or droppings high risk for H7N9 infection 141 46.1
  Human H7N9 vaccine is not yet available 134 43.8
Answer correctly in   
  All 6 items 23 7.5
  5 items 91 29.7
  3-4 items 157 51.3
  0-2 items 55 11.4
Perception and attitude   
Perceived severity of H7N9 compared with SARS   
  Much less/less 178 58.2
  Almost the same 58 19.0
  More/much more 70 22.9
Perceived personal susceptibility to H7N9 infection   
  Very unlikely/unlikely 191 62.4
  Neutral 45 14.7
  Likely/very likely 70 22.9
Agree/strongly agree in:   
  Confident in protecting myself against avian influenza infection 229 74.8
  The government has good control over the epidemic 244 79.7
  Being satisfied with the current control measures 230 75.2
  Information is disseminated transparently and timely 267 87.3
Willing to receive H7N9 vaccine if available   
  No 129 42.2
  Unsure 48 15.7
  Yes 129 42.2
Willing to receive free H7N9 vaccine if available (n = 177)c   
  No 88 49.7
Unsure 33 18.6
  Yes 56 31.6
Agree/strongly agree with:   
  Central slaughtering of poultry 50 16.3
Regular market rest days in LPMs 179 58.5
  Cleaning and disinfecting the premises, cages and other instruments of the stalls during market rest days (for applicable respondents, n = 222)d 214 96.4
  Removing or slaughtering all birds in the stall during market rest days for cleaning and disinfecting (for applicable respondents, n = 219)e 124 56.6
  Overnight storage of live poultry less than 10% of ]the daily wholesale volume 84 27.5
  1. aMay not add up to 100% due to rounding.
  2. bEpidemiological evidence at the time of the survey suggested H7N9 is not transmissible between humans.
  3. cThe question was only asked for respondents who reported "unsure" or "not willing" to accept H7N9 vaccine if one is available.
  4. dThe question was only asked for respondents who reported "somewhat agree" or "agree/strongly agree" to the implementation of regular market rest days in LPM.
  5. eThe question was only asked for respondents who reported "somewhat agree" or "agree/strongly agree" to the implementation of cleaning and disinfecting the premises, cages and other instruments of the stalls during market rest days.