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Table 7 Changes in perception among study participants before and after the 2012 chicken HPAI H5N2 outbreaks in Central Taiwan

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

Perception changes Live-poultry market workers Community residents
Before HPAI After HPAI p Before HPAI After HPAI p
N % N %   N % N %  
1. AI epidemics in China will affect Taiwan 104 94.20 % 73 69.9 % <0.001* 100 94.00 % 150 99.3 % 0.013*
2. People in Taiwan will be infected by AIVs 104 34.60 % 64 65.6 % <0.001* 100 44.00 % 149 76.5 % <0.001*
3. Respondents knew government (Ten No’s, Five Needs) policy 104 58.70 % 70 68.60 % 0.186 100 66.00 % 147 68.70 % 0.656
4. Respondents will take self-protection measures against AIVs 104 91.30 % 72 81.90 % 0.064 100 95.00 % 152 96.70 % 0.499
5. Vaccination can prevent human or avian influenza virus infection 104 92.30 % 73 68.5 % <0.001* 100 95.00 % 152 94.70 % 0.916
  1. This survey was implemented during late June-July 2012, after the outbreak of HPAI H5N2
  2. Data in the two columns of “Before HPAI for live-poultry market workers” (LPMWs) and “Before HPAI for community residents” (CRs) served as two reference groups of LPMWs and CRs, respectively
  3. N Number of participants who answered that specific question
  4. *p-value < 0.05 *, using a two-proportion Z-test