Table 3

Responses by respondents to questions about ABLV warnings
All respondents Previously handled bats Have not handled bats
% (n) % (n) % (n)
Seen or heard warning about bats 42.0 (345/821) 55.1 (70) 39.6 (275)
Reported seeing the warning on television 48.1 (166/345) 34.3 (24) 51.6 (142)
Reported that the reason for the warning was bat’s ability to cause disease/infection 51.0 (176/345) 57.1 (40) 49.5 (136)
Could not recall the content of the warning 36.5 (126/345) n/a n/a
Recalled that the primary message was that they should not handle bats 35.1 (121/345) 38.6 (27) 34.2 (94)

Percentages can sum to greater than 100% as respondents were allowed multiple responses.

Paterson et al.

Paterson et al. BMC Public Health 2014 14:58   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-58

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