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Table 1 Dimensions of risk perception

From: Parental risk perceptions of child exposure to tobacco smoke

Dimension Description of dimension by Brewer Tobacco smoke exposure question
Perceived likelihood The probability that one will be harmed by the hazard In your opinion, is it reasonable that a child exposed to secondhand smoke will get a respiratory tract infection? (1 = completely unreasonable, 7 = absolutely)
Perceived susceptibility An individual's constitutional vulnerability to a hazard In your opinion, is a child exposed to secondhand smoke more likely to get a respiratory tract infection than other children? (1 = Not at all susceptible, 7- Most susceptible)
Perceived severity The extent of harm a hazard would cause In your opinion, how much will tobacco smoke in the child’s environment affect your child’s health? (1 = No influence, 7 = Very strong influence)