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Table 2 Trends over time in government trust, fear/worry, perceived vulnerability, an intention to adopt protective measures and to accept vaccination

From: Monitoring the level of government trust, risk perception and intention of the general public to adopt protective measures during the influenza A (H1N1) pandemic in the Netherlands

  Period 1 Period 2 Period 3
1. Trust in government    
Mean (SD) 9.29 (2.66)a 8.61 (2.62)b 8.52 (2.64)b
MD with previous period - - 0.68 - 0.09
95% C.I. for MD with previous period - (0.84) - (0.52) (0.26) - 0.07
Scale 0 - 15    
2. Fear/worry about influenza A (H1N1)    
Mean (SD) 2.11 (1.41) 2.10 (1.35) 2.01 (1.33)
MD with previous period - - 0.01 - 0.01
95% C.I. for MD with previous period - (0.09) - 0.07 (0.1) - 0.07
Scale 0 - 7    
3. Perceived vulnerability    
Mean (SD) 1.59 (0.97)a 2.31 (1.06)c 2.42 (1.09)d
Mean difference with previous period - 0.72 0.11
95% C.I. for MD with previous period - 0.66 - 0.78 0.04 - 0.18
Scale 0 - 5    
4. Intention to adopt protective measures    
Yes (%) 27.6a 45.0c 54.2d
MD with previous period - 0.1 0.09
95% C.I. for MD with previous period   0.15 - 0.20 0.06 - 0.12
Scale 0 - 1    
5. Intention to accept vaccination    
Yes (%) - 39.9 43.1
MD with previous period - - 0.03
95% C.I. for MD with previous period    0.00 - 0.06
Scale 0 - 1    
  1. a: significant difference with period 2 - 3 (p < 0.001)
  2. b: significant difference with period 1 (p < 0.001)
  3. c: significant difference with period 1 - 3 (p < 0.001)
  4. d: significant difference with period 1 - 2 (p < 0.001)
  5. SD = standard deviation; MD = Mean difference; C.I. = Confidence Interval