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Table 8 Sources and channels of information about 2012 outbreaks of highly pathogenic avian influenza in chickens in Central Taiwan (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

Aware of HPAI Two study populations p-value
Live-poultry market Community
Workers (n = 64) Residents (n = 119) 0.03a,b
Sources n % n %  
Television 58 90.6 101 84.9 0.28
Newspapers 10 15.6 41 34.5 <0.01
Internet 7 10.9 44 37.0 <0.001
Relatives or Friends 5 7.8 18 15.1 0.16
Radio 1 1.6 15 12.6 <0.05
Other Market Workers 4 6.3 3 2.5 0.21
Phone Calls/Messages 0 0.0 1 0.8 0.48
  1. The data within the percentages of community residents related to the sources or channels of information served as the reference group in this Table 8
  2. P-values: Chi-square test was used for the statistical analyses
  3. aThere were 73 live-poultry market workers, 64 of whom (87.7 %) knew about the HPAI outbreaks in central Taiwan
  4. bThere were 152 live-poultry market workers, 119 of whom (78.3 %) knew about the HPAI outbreaks in central Taiwan