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Table 5 Perception of risks from live animal market

From: Behavioral–biological surveillance of emerging infectious diseases among a dynamic cohort in Thailand

  Worried about diseases/outbreak in live animals in local market
  Yes (N = 359) No (N = 319) p-value
Gender    
 Male 132 (37%) 157 (49%) 0.001
 Female 227 (63%) 162 (51%)  
Education    
 None 39 (11%) 19 (6%) 0.05
 Primary school 184 (51%) 160 (50%)  
 Secondary school 77 (22%) 89 (28%)  
 College/university/professional 59 (16%) 51 (16%)  
Age group (in years)    
 < 20 48 (14%) 39 (12%) 0.46
 20–39 73 (20%) 63 (20%)  
 40–59 133 (37%) 107 (33%)  
 60–79 99 (28%) 101 (32%)  
 > 80 4 (1%) 8 (3%)  
Risk of open wounds    
 Yes 157 (44%) 58 (18%)  < 0.0001
 No 138 (38% 193 (61%)  
 Don’t know 64 (18%) 68 (21%)  
Action taken when scratched or bittena  
 Visit doctor 135 (54%) 103 (49%) 0.85
 Wash wound with soap and water 49 (20%) 47 (22%)  
 Rinse wound with water 13 (5%) 13 (6%)  
 Bandage wound 23 (9%) 22 (10%)  
 Nothing—kept working 28 (11%) 25 (12%)  
  1. aExcluded participants who had never been scratched or bitten