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Table 2 Adjusted ORs and 95% CI of finding single recommendations during web search by country (multivariable analysis, reference country: UK)

From: Surfing the web during pandemic flu: availability of World Health Organization recommendations on prevention

Prevention measures Australia Canada USA
  ORa
(95% CIb)
P ORa
(95% CIb)
p ORa
(95% CIb)
p
avoid touching mouth and nose 1.058
(0.361 - 3.101)
0.918 1.438
(0.512 - 4.039)
0.490 1.613
(0.536 - 4.854)
0.395
hand cleaning 0.128
(0.025 - 0.655)
0.014 0.322
(0.075 - 1.385)
0.128 0.504
(0.107 - 2.380)
0.387
avoid close contact with sick people 1.587
(0.540 - 4.663)
0.401 0.777
(0.291 - 2.075)
0.615 1.859
(0.643 - 5.377)
0.253
reduce time spent in crowds 0.530
(0.179 - 1.575)
0.254 1.453
(0.517 - 4.085)
0.479 2.082
(0.686 - 6.321)
0.196
improve airflow in living place 0.463
(0.124 - 1.721)
0.250 0.529
(0.158 - 1.764)
0.300 0.644
(0.187 - 2.215)
0.485
practice good health habits 0.908
(0.302 - 2.727)
0.863 0.850
(0.294 - 2.459)
0.764 0.697
(0.227 - 2.142)
0.529
if you are not sick: mask not needed 0.213
(0.067 - 0.684)
0.009 0.362
(0.124 - 1.058)
0.063 0.630
(0.201 - 1.970)
0.427
caregivers: mask when in close contact 0.704
(0.246 - 2.015)
0.513 0.846
(0.312 - 2.297)
0.743 2.285
(0.792 - 6.589)
0.126
sick: mask when close contact/travel 1.431
(0.523 - 3.916)
0.485 1.923
(0.737 - 5.019)
0.181 3.882
(1.403 - 10.743)
0.009
stay at home 0.141
(0.027 - 0.723)
0.019 0.411
(0.097 - 1.739)
0.227 0.577
(0.126 - 2.642)
0.479
take rest and drink fluids 0.136
(0.044 - 0.417)
0.000 0.262
(0.094 - 0.730)
0.010 0.242
(0.083 - 0.708)
0.010
avoid contact with other people 1.318
(0.414 - 4.199)
0.640 1.886
(0.632 - 5.632)
0.255 2.834
(0.863 - 9.301)
0.086
use tissue when coughing-sneezing 0.296
(0.075 - 1.165)
0.082 0.433
(0.123 - 1.533)
0.195 0.429
(0.112 - 1.635)
0.215
dispose your tissue after using it 0.220
(0.052 - 0.934)
0.040 0.338
(0.090 - 1.274)
0.109 0.332
(0.082 - 1.346)
0.122
sleeve - crook of elbow 1.018
(0.335 - 3.091)
0.974 3.943
(1.363 - 11.405)
0.011 1.357
(0.444 - 4.149)
0.592
clean your hands after sneezing 0.253
(0.076 - 0.837)
0.024 0.998
(0.326 - 3.058)
0.997 1.188
(0.357 - 3.950)
0.779
inform family and friend about your illness 0.478
(0.143 - 1.596)
0.230 0.204
(0.048 - 0.876)
0.032 0.430
(0.117 - 1.585)
0.205
contact health professional before travelling to health facility 0.406
(0.142 - 1.160)
0.092 0.324
(0.114 - 0.919)
0.034 0.212
(0.067 - 0.671)
0.008
do not stop breastfeeding 0.127
(0.040 - 0.404)
0.000 0.078
(0.024 - 0.254)
0.000 0.273
(0.090 - 0.830)
0.022
eating pork is safe 0.283
(0.095 - 0.848)
0.024 0.630
(0.223 - 1.781)
0.384 0.907
(0.301 - 2.736)
0.863
no travelling restriction related to pandemic 0.228
(0.073 - 0.710)
0.011 0.218
(0.074 - 0.638)
0.005 0.282
(0.092 - 0.865)
0.027
  1. aOR=odds ratio, bCI=confidence interval