Table 2

Participant risk perceptions and attitudes towards pandemic influenza (H1N1) 2009

Question

Response

(N = 627)

% (n)


What level of risk do you think the average

    Sydney resident
has of catching influenza A H1N1 or "swine flu" during this pandemic?

Very High - High

15.8% (99)

Medium

39.4% (247)

Very low - Low

43.4% (272)

Unsure/Not specified

1.4% (9)

What level of risk do you think

    you
have of catching influenza A H1N1 or "swine flu" during this pandemic?

Very High - High

17.4% (109)

Medium

27.9% (175)

Very low - Low

52.9% (332)

Unsure/Not specified

1.8% (11)

If you were infected with "swine flu", how seriously do you think it would affect your health?

Not at all

7.3% (46)

Somewhat affect

61.4% (385)

Extremely-Very seriously affect

24.5% (154)

Unsure/Not specified

6.7% (42)

I think the current "swine flu" situation is serious

Agree

43.9% (275)

Disagree

37.3% (234)

Unsure/Not specified

18.7% (117)

I do not understand what is happening with this "swine Flu" pandemic

Agree

19.9% (125)

Disagree

63.0% (395)

Unsure/Not specified

17.1% (107)

In general, I think the authorities are doing a good job of dealing with the "swine flu" pandemic

Agree

57.7% (361)

Disagree

13.4% (84)

Unsure/Not specified

29.0% (182)

I think that whether I get the "swine flu" or not is out of my control

Agree

52.0% (326)

Disagree

33.3% (209)

Unsure/Not specified

14.6% (92)

In my opinion, people are still going to be catching "swine flu" six months from now

Agree

59.8% (375)

Disagree

10.4% (65)

Unsure/Not specified

29.9% (187)

Have there been cases of "swine flu" amongst your family or friends?

Yes

27.3% (171)

No

68.7% (431)

Unsure/Not specified

4.0% (25)


Seale et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2010 10:99   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-10-99

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