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Table 3 Participants’ perception and awareness towards influence of climate change on human health and the environment (N = 6716)

From: Knowledge and perception about climate change and human health: findings from a baseline survey among vulnerable communities in Bangladesh

Influence of Climate Change Yes N (%) Unchangeda/ Not applicableb N (%) Did not notice N (%)
Increased episode of cyclone/flood in the last 10 years 4120 (61.3) 188 (2.8)a 0
Increased episode of tidal wave in the last 10 years 2823 (42.1) 467 (6.9)a 2846 (42.5)
Increased episode of drought in the last 10 years 5748 (85.5) 229 (3.4)a 139
Change in rainfall pattern in the last 10 years 6172 (91.9) 0 0
Change in sea water level in the last 10 years 1169 (17.4) 1920 (28.6)b 3140 (46.7)
Increased salinity of water in the last 10 years 3582 (53.3) 0 0
Scarcity of fresh water due to increase in salinity 5378 (80) 0 0
Increased health risk due to increase in salinity 4073 (60.6) 0 0
Reduced food crop production in the last 10 years 4761 (70.8) 0 0
Death from drowning in the last 10 years 132 (32, 95 % CI: 27 to 38)c 0 0
Death from snake bite in the last 10 years 26 (6.8, 95%CI: 3.5 to 13.2)c 0 0
Number of snake bite in the last year 207 (36, 95%CI:29 to 45)c   
Increased health care expenditure after extreme weather events 6572 (97.8) 0 0
  1. aUnchanged is meant for the increased episodes of extreme weather events
  2. bNot applicable means the households were not in coastal area
  3. cIncidence densities per 100,000 per year