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Table 2 Reporting and Interpretation of Recommendations to Prevent 2009 H1N1 Influenza

From: Perceptions of and willingness to engage in public health precautions to prevent 2009 H1N1 influenza transmission

Open-Ended Responses to Question about What Recommendations Were Made to Prevent Transmission Sample Participant Responses % of Respondents
   Wash hands "washing your hands frequently"
"wash your hands all the time"
76
   Avoid Sick People "stay away from sick people"
"avoid people with swine flu"
16
   Cough/sneeze into sleeve "coughing into elbow"
"sneezing into sleeves"
16
   Cover your mouth when coughing/sneezing "cover your sneezes"
"covering your cough"
16
   Get vaccination "get flu shot"
"getting the flu vaccines"
16
   Sanitize hands "use purel when you get in the house"
"use sanitizer"
16
   Avoid crowds/enclosed places "stay out of public places"
"stay out of congested areas"
13
   Stay home/rest "staying home if you are sick"
"stay home if you feel ill"
9
   Good hygiene "good hygiene"
"keep things clean"
8
   Good diet/eating well/exercise "be careful what you eat"
"keep yourself well (eating, exercise)"
6