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Table 2 Self-reported knowledge of infectious diseases and perceived personal risk: June-July 2006, Lyon-France.

From: Perception of epidemic's related anxiety in the General French Population: a cross-sectional study in the Rhône-Alpes region

Self-evaluated level of knowledge
(n = 601)
  % % % % %
  Not at all Low Medium Well Very well
AIDS 1 1 5 46 47
SARS 42 14 20 16 6
Avian Influenza 6 6 13 48 27
Viral hepatitis 7 9 27 45 12
Nosocomial infections 17 12 22 33 15
Meningitis 2 6 24 47 21
Level of anxiety among subjects with knowledge of the diseases
  % % % %  
  Not at all anxious Somewhat anxious Anxious Very anxious  
AIDS (n = 595) 8 24 50 13  
SARS (n = 345) 16 34 34 8  
Avian Influenza (n = 567) 26 35 30 9  
Viral hepatitis (n = 558) 11 38 39 8  
Nosocomial infections (n = 500) 8 24 50 13  
Meningitis
(n = 589)
7 27 42 18