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Table 4 Responses to the survey: Personal perception about Zika virus and travel to endemic country

From: Knowledge and perceptions about Zika virus in a Middle East country

Question Answer All General knowledge about Zika P-value
subjects POOR BASIC BROAD
N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
Total N (%) 446 (100) 295 (100) 122 (100) 29 (100)  
I am knowledgeable about the risk of Zika virus Agree 102 (22.9) 45 (15.3) 41 (33.6) 16 (55.2)  
Disagree 114 (25.6) 85 (28.8) 29 (23.8) 0 (0.0)
Not sure 230 (51.6) 165 (55.9) 52 (42.6) 13 (44.8) <0.0001
I can control my exposure to Zika virus Agree 140 (31.4) 77 (26.1) 50 (41.0) 13 (44.8)  
Disagree 55 (12.3) 32 (10.8) 20 (16.4) 3 (10.3)
Not sure 251 (56.3) 186 (63.1) 52 (42.6) 13 (44.8) 0.002
The thought of Zika virus makes me feel anxious/worried Agree 140 (31.4) 98 (33.2) 31 (25.4) 11 (37.9)  
Disagree 102 (22.9) 56 (19.0) 41 (33.6) 5 (17.2)
Not sure 204 (45.7) 141 (47.8) 50 (41.0) 13 (44.8) 0.02
Zika can be treated Agree 96 (21.5) 67 (22.7) 27 (22.1) 2 (6.9)  
Disagree 91 (20.4) 39 (13.2) 39 (32.0) 13 (44.8)
Not sure 259 (58.1) 189 (64.1) 56 (45.9) 14 (48.3) <0.0001
Zika can be prevented Agree 225 (50.4) 137 (46.4) 74 (60.7) 14 (48.3)  
Disagree 24 (5.4) 12 (4.1) 10 (8.2) 2 (6.9)
Not sure 197 (44.2) 146 (49.5) 38 (31.1) 13 (44.8) 0.01
Exposure to Zika virus always leads to sickness Agree 108 (24.2) 78 (26.4) 21 (17.2) 9 (31.0)  
Disagree 104 (23.3) 50 (16.9) 44 (36.1) 10 (34.5)
Not sure 234 (52.5) 167 (56.6) 57 (46.7) 10 (34.5) 0.0002
In the past year, have you traveled to any of the countries listed below? Yes 22 (4.9) 13 (4.4) 7 (5.7) 2 (6.9) 0.75
  1. Not sure: Neutral / Don’t know / Missing