Table 3

Perceived risk and precautionary behaviors in response to H1N1 influenza by age and household size.

Age

Household size


Correlation Coefficient

P-value

Correlation Coefficient

P-value


Risk perception

Perceived likelihood scale

0.04

0.19

0.08

0.003

Predicted death toll

0.11

<0.001

-0.08

0.01

Willingness to accept pharmaceutical intervention

Preventive intervention-Interest in intervention

0.02

0.38

0.06

0.02

Preventive intervention-WTP scale

-0.13

<0.001

0.12

<0.001

Curative intervention-Interest in intervention

-0.03

0.35

0.09

0.001

Curative intervention-WTP scale

-0.16

<0.001

0.12

<0.001

Engagement in precautionary activities

Information seeking activities

0.03

0.21

0.07

0.02

Taking quarantine measures

-0.04

0.18

0.05

0.07


The table shows association between the scale of perceived risk or precautionary behaviors in response to H1N1 influenza, and age or household size. Correlation coefficient presents Spearman's rho for predicted death toll, and Pearson's correlation coefficient for other measures. WTP = willingness to pay.

Ibuka et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2010 10:296   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-10-296

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