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Table 6 Discrimination indices for each preventive behavior

From: Development and validation of five behavioral indices of flood adaptation

Adaptive behaviors Discrimination index 99% CI Mean
1. Have a list of emergency telephone numbers 1.162 [0.979–1.345] 0.224
2. Have an emergency kit 1.540 [1.385–1.695] 0.776
3. Make a list of your belongings that could be used for a claim in case of flooding 0.741 [0.606–0.876] 0.321
4. Make a plan for evacuating your home in case of emergency 0.624 [0.495–0.753] 0.415
5. Make a plan for evacuating your neighborhood in case of emergency 0.951 [0.778–1.123] 0.199
6. Know how to shut off the water 0.593 [0.429–0.757] 0.841
7. Know how to cut off the electricity 0.800 [0.566–1.035] 0.925
8. Inquire about how to better prepare for a flood or to make your home more flood-resistant 1.219 [1.035–1.403] 0.246
9. Inquire about the consequences that a flood could have on your physical or mental health 0.933 [0.744–1.121] 0.147
10. Waterproof the foundations 1.486 [1.289–1.684] 0.306
11. Raise the door sills 1.308 [1.105–1.511] 0.189
12. Raise the foundations 1.292 [1.078–1.506] 0.153
13. Raise the baseboard heaters or electrical outlets on the walls 1.368 [1.158–1.578] 0.187
14. Replace water-sensitive flooring 1.165 [0.978–1.352] 0.206
15. Install a backwater valve 0.901 [0.758–1.043] 0.511
16. Relocate the home elsewhere on the property 0.816 [0.370–1.262] 0.017
17. Other changes made to the building 0.716 [0.425–1.008] 0.041
18. Reduce the area of surfaces that are not waterproof 0.931 [0.719–1.144] 0.109
19. Change the landscape to help water runoff 0.949 [0.798–1.100] 0.349
20. Do drainage work around the home 1.069 [0.907–1.231] 0.319
21. Check to be sure the foundation drain is not blocked 1.034 [0.882–1.186] 0.443
22. Make other changes to the property to make it more flood-resistant 0.347 [0.077–0.618] 0.044
23. Own a water pump 0.770 [0.635–0.905] 0.536
24. Store valuable items somewhere besides the basement 0.003 [−0.118–0.123] 0.581