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Table 2 Behavioural responses to pandemic (H1N1) 2009

From: University life and pandemic influenza: Attitudes and intended behaviour of staff and students towards 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)