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Table 5 Association between Demographic Variables and Willingness to Engage in Precautionary Behaviors for Prevention of 2009 H1N1 Influenza

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

  Willing to Cover Mouth to Cough OR (95% CI) Willing to Wash Hands OR (95% CI) Willing to Use Hand Sanitizer OR (95% CI) Willing to Avoid Touching Your Eyes OR (95% CI) Willing to Avoid Close Contact OR (95% CI) Willing to Stay Home OR (95% CI) Willing to Get a Vaccine OR (95% CI)
Age (continuous) 1.04
(0.97, 1.11)
1.04
(0.98, 1.12)
1.01
(0.98, 1.04)
2.08*
(1.00, 1.06)
1.04
** (1.01, 1.08)
1.03
* (1.00, 1.06)
1.01
(0.99, 1.03)
Child In Home (Reference = No) 3.43
(0.29, 40.31)
7.98
(0.81, 78.35)
1.03
(0.48, 2.21)
2.06
(0.83, 5.16)
1.25
(0.47, 3.30)
.81
(0.366, 1.82)
0.84
(0.51, 1.40)
Work outside of home (Reference = No) 6.89
(0.90, 52.77)
11.82*
1.69, 82.41)
1.12
(0.49, 2.60)
1.27
(0.54, 2.99)
2.11
(0.82, 5.42)
.71
(0.20, 2.54)
1.04
(0.58, 1.89)
Education (Ref = less than high school)        
   High school graduate to less than college degree 2.52
(0.52,12.01)
7.05*
(1.00, 50.08)
0.79
(0.24, 2.60)
1.61
(0.62, 4.16)
2.05
(0.67, 6.33)
0.37
(0.68, 1.99)
0.51
(0.23, 1.15)
   Bachelors Degree or greater 3.15
(0.75, 13.28)
1.86
(0.51, 6.79)
0.57
(0.19, 1.71)
2.76*
(1.06, 7.23)
1.51
(0.54, 4.26)
0.37
(0.07, 1.81)
0.64
(0.29, 1.42)
   Race--White versus Other 0.69
(0.17, 2.82)
0.37
(0.08, 1.71)
1.87
(0.82, 4.22)
0.67
(0.29, 1.55)
1.37
(0.52, 3.67)
1.01
(0.49, 2.08)
1.12
(0.67, 1.86)
  1. Notes: Numbers in cells are odds ratios; all analyses are adjusted using sampling weights (see Methods)
  2. + p-value < .1 but > .05
  3. * p-value < .05 but > .01
  4. ** p-value < .01 but > .001
  5. *** p-value < .001