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Table 2 Factor analysis of maladaptive responses (n = 1099)

From: Behavioural intentions in response to an influenza pandemic

Statements Fatalism Underestimation Avoidance
We'll move to a place without influenza    .81
We should stock up and stay indoors    .81
I'm at an utter loss .35   .58
We are all completely powerless .85   
There's nothing we can do .89   
We just have to accept it .71 .36  
The threat is exaggerated by government/media   .68  
Medication will be available soon   .52  
It will not be as bad as predicted   .79  
It won't happen to me   .65  
Explained variance 22% 20% 17%