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Table 6 Protection measures adopted by respondents in Central Taiwan after the HAPI H5N2 outbreak in 2012

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

Protection measuresa Two study populations p-value
Live-poultry market workers Community residents
  (n = 69b) (n = 152)  
Wash hands frequently 58(84.1 %) 121(79.6 %) 0.43
Wear facemasks 50(72.5 %) 116(76.3 %) 0.54
Comply with government’s policy 27(39.1 %) 89(58.6 %) <0.01**
Do Exercise 14(20.3 %) 66(43.4 %) <0.01**
Obtain more information 6(8.7 %) 61(40.1 %) <0.001***
Receive human flu vaccine 17(24.6 %) 49(32.2 %) 0.25
Receive AI H5N1 vaccine 8(11.6 %) 53(34.9 %) <0.01**
Take Tamiflu 3(4.3 %) 12(7.9 %) 0.33
Take Chinese herbs 6(8.7 %) 6(3.9 %) 0.15
Stop going to LPMsc - 74(48.7 %) -
Stop buying poultry in LPMsc - 56(36.8 %) -
  1. We used chi-square test for the statistical analyses in Table 6
  2. The data within the percentages of community residents related to the different preventive measures served as the reference group in this Table
  3. LPMs Live-poultry markets
  4. aThe answers are multiple choices
  5. bTotal N = 73, with four missing values
  6. cOnly asked for community residents in Central Taiwan