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Table 5 Days of Modified Behavior in Response to Poor Air Quality and to Air Quality Index or Alerts

From: Assessing air quality index awareness and use in Mexico City

  Days Modified in Response to Self-Perceived Air Quality Total
0
days
1–2
days
3–4
days
5–6
days
7+
days
Familiar with Air Quality Index? Yes 236 58 47 26 60 427
29.4% 7.2% 5.9% 3.2% 7.5% 53.2%
No 286 37 27 8 18 376
35.6% 4.6% 3.4% 1.0% 2.2% 46.8%
Total 522 95 74 34 78 803
65.0% 11.8% 9.2% 4.2% 9.7% 100.0%
  Days Modified in Response to Air Quality Index or Alerts Total
0
days
1–2
days
3–4
days
5–6
days
7+
days
217 67 59 35 49 427
27.0% 8.3% 7.3% 4.4% 6.1% 53.2%
  1. Note. Days modified are the number of days where behavior was modified annually. All percentages are reported for the entire study population of 803 participants. Perceived air quality is defined as days modified based on the responder's own interpretation of poor air quality independent of air quality index awareness. Days modified in response to air quality index or alerts was assessed only for those familiar with the Air Quality Index