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Table 5 Associations of heatstroke with each spontaneous adaptation behavior in the public of Guangdong Province

From: Associations between risk perception, spontaneous adaptation behavior to heat waves and heatstroke in Guangdong province, China

  Total Urban areas Rural areas
Adjusted OR(95% CI) Adjusted OR(95% CI) Adjusted OR(95% CI)
Drink more water    
 No 1 1 1
 Yes 0.95 (0.56–1.63) 0.37* (0.14–0.94) 1.39 (0.71–2.72)
Open windows    
 No 1 1 1
 Yes 2.21* (1.38–3.54) 0.94 (0.38–2.35) 2.87*(1.61–5.08)
Rest in the shade    
 No 1 1 1
 Yes 1.65* (1.09–2.51) 1.00 (0.45–2.23) 1.63 (0.96–2.77)
Stay in house    
 No 1 1 1
 Yes 0.70 (0.47–1.04) 0.71 (0.31–1.60) 0.79 (0.49–1.26)
Use air conditioner    
 No 1 1 1
 Yes 0.71 (0.46–1.09) 0.89 (0.36–2.21) 0.97 (0.59–1.60)
Decrease activity    
 No 1 1 1
 Yes 0.68 (0.45–1.04) 0.98 (0.43–2.25) 0.55* (0.33–0.92)
Wear light clothes    
 No 1 1 1
 Yes 0.42* (0.27–0.67) 0.39 (0.16–0.96) 0.41 (0.24–0.70)
Use sunshade or sunhat    
 No 1 1 1
 Yes 0.85 (0.55–1.32) 2.11 (0.90–4.94) 0.78 (0.45–1.36)
Bath frequently    
 No 1 1 1
 Yes 1.42 (0.93–2.15) 3.11* (1.32–7.33) 1.21 (0.72–2.03)
Go to public place with air conditioning
 No 1 1 1
 Yes 0.99 (0.61–1.60) 1.04 (0.43–2.52) 0.90 (0.49–1.65)
  1. † Logistic regression adjustment for age, gender, education, occupation, family income and residential area.
  2. *: P<0.05.