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Table 4 Distributions of demographical variables and avian influenza vaccine acceptability among respondents (interviewed in poultry markets or community residents) from Changhwa County in Central Taiwan after Chicken HPAI H5N2 outbreaks (Stage II Survey)

From: Changing risk awareness and personal protection measures for low to high pathogenic avian influenza in live-poultry markets in Taiwan, 2007 to 2012

Variables   Two study populations p-value
Live-poultry market workers Community residents
N = 73 % N = 152 %  
Age (Years) 11–40 18 24.7 106 69.7 <0.001*
  41–64 46 63.0 41 27.0
  65 9 12.3 1 3.3
  Missing 0   4   
Gender Male 28 38.4 48 36.4 0.78
  Female 45 61.6 84 63.6
  Missing 0   20   
Education Elementary 21 28.8 2 1.4 <0.001*
  Junior high 16 21.9 11 7.7
  Senior high 22 30.1 44 31.0
  College 14 19.2 85 59.9
  Missing 0   10   
Acceptance of avian influenza vaccinea Yes 45 61.6 114 75.0 0.04*
  1. In Stage II, the mean, median, and range of age for CRs were 32.2 ± 13.5, 30.0, and 13–73, respectively whereas those for LPMWs were 49.1 ± 14.6, 50.0, and 11–87, respectively. We used a chi-square test for the statistical analyses in Table 4. LPMWs were significantly older than CRs (p < 0.001)
  2. *p-value < 0.05. The data within the percentages of community residents related to the different demographical variables in the Stage II survey served as the reference group in this Table 4
  3. aOur government officials initiated the pilot study of phase 1 H5N1 avian influenza vaccine trial for animal-related workers in 2009. At that time, the acceptance rate was quite low. Therefore, the data of the reported “acceptance of avian influenza vaccine between live-poultry market workers and community residents” were thus compared only after the 2nd survey in Table 4