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Table 4 Perceived Effectiveness of and Willingness to Engage in Precautionary Behaviors to Prevent 2009 H1N1 Influenza

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

Behavior Proportion indicating effectiveness of behavior (95%CI) Proportion reporting willingness to engage in behavior (95%CI)
Covering Mouth to Cough 93.1% (90.7, 95.5) 98.4% (97.1, 99.7)
Hand washing 96.1% (94.1, 98.1) 98.5% (97.3, 99.9)
Using Hand Sanitizer 88.4% (85.2, 91.7) 88.8% (86.0, 91.5)
Avoid Touching Your Eyes 88.7% (85.4, 91.9) 90.3% (86.9, 93.7)
Avoid Close Contact 93.9% (91.3, 96.6) 93.2% (90.7, 95.9)
Staying Home 92.6% (89.6, 95.6) 87.7% (84.0, 91.5)
Getting a Vaccine 80.9% (76.6, 85.2) 63.9% (59.0, 68.7)
  1. Numbers in cells indicate percentage of respondents indicating they believe a precautionary behavior IS effective/that they would be willing to engage in the behavior