Table 2

Behavioural responses to pandemic (H1N1) 2009

Indicator

Academic Staff

General Staff

Students

Total

n = 360 (%)

n = 646 (%)

n = 1876 (%)

n = 2882 (%)


Have you made changes to the way you live your life because of the current "swine flu situation"?

Yes

102 (28.3)

156 (24.1)

436 (23.2)

694 (24.1)

No

258 (71.7)

490 (75.9)

1440 (76.8)

2188 (75.9)

Have you undertaken any of the following because of "swine flu"?

Avoidant

I have cancelled plans to meet friends, other students, family members

12 (3.3)

20 (3.1)

100 (5.3)

132 (4.6)

I have avoided busy public places e.g. shopping areas, cinemas, restaurants

31 (8.6)

67 (10.4)

261 (13.9)

359 (12.5)

I have cancelled/postponed travel plans-interstate or international

22 (6.1)

26 (4.0)

170 (9.1)

218 (7.6)

I have stopped using public transport

13 (3.6)

25 (3.9)

72 (3.8)

110 (3.8)

Non-disruptive

I have bought hygiene products-face masks, hand wash to protect me from swine flu

76 (21.1)

132 (20.4)

392 (20.9)

600 (20.8)

I have gotten a flu shot to help protect me swine flu from

59 (16.4)

102 (15.8)

134 (7.1)

295 (10.2)

I have switched to listening to lecturers/participating in tutorials online

1 (0.3)

3 (0.5)

26 (1.4)

30 (1.0)

I have organised to record lectures/tutorials

2 (0.6)

1 (0.2)

18 (1.0)

21 (0.7)

I have stocked up on food and/or other necessities

20 (5.6)

23 (3.6)

74 (3.9)

117 (4.1)

No behaviour change

I haven't changed any of my behaviour/plans

207 (57.5)

414 (64.1)

1160 (61.8)

1781 (61.8)


Van et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:130   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-130

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