Table 2

Comparison of the risk awareness of 18 different types of public health emergencies between urban and rural primary health care medical staffs (χ ± s, the total score is 5)
Items Urban medical staffs Rural medical staffs Total t P value
Chemical poisoning 2.86 ± 0.01 2.90 ± 0.02 2.88 ± 0.61 1.884 0.060
Food poisoning 3.36 ± 0.73 3.33 ± 0.77 3.35 ± 0.75 −1.131 0.258
Radiological accidents 2.54 ± 0.70 2.58 ± 0.70 2.56 ± 0.70 1.548 0.122
Environmental pollution 3.21 ± 0.76 3.25 ± 0.85 3.23 ± 0.78 1.309 0.191
Nuclear accident 2.05 ± 0.81 2.10 ± 0.86 2.07 ± 0.83 1.833 0.067
Zoonosis 3.01 ± 0.88 3.03 ± 0.63 3.02 ± 0.65 1.130 0.259
Influenza 3.87 ± 0.88 3.85 ± 0.88 3.86 ± 0.88 −0.384 0.701
Cholera 2.84 ± 0.68 2.89 ± 0.65 2.87 ± 0.67 2.182 0.029
Typhoid 2.93 ± 0.64 2.98 ± 0.62 2.95 ± 0.63 2.328 0.020
Avian Influenza 3.07 ± 0.54 3.03 ± 0.57 3.05 ± 0.56 −2.031 0.042
Epidemic encephalitis 2.98 ± 0.56 3.01 ± 0.57 2.99 ± 0.57 1.146 0.252
Epidemic encephalitis B 2.97 ± 0.55 3.04 ± 0.62 3.00 ± 0.58 3.914 0.000
SARS 2.88 ± 0.56 2.86 ± 0.57 2.87 ± 0.57 −1.027 0.304
Plague 2.62 ± 0.67 2.68 ± 0.67 2.65 ± 0.67 2.310 0.021
Anthrax 2.51 ± 0.68 2.58 ± 0.67 2.54 ± 0.67 2.999 0.003
AIDS 3.22 ± 0.75 3.13 ± 0.78 3.15 ± 0.75 −3.651 0.000
Unknown infectious diseases 3.09 ± 0.55 3.08 ± 0.56 3.09 ± 0.56 −0.742 0.458
Other infectious diseases 3.14 ± 0.57 3.16 ± 0.57 3.13 ± 0.57 −0.315 0.753

Zhiheng et al.

Zhiheng et al. BMC Health Services Research 2012 12:338   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-12-338

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