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Table 8 Prevalence of the reported adverse health impacts felt during or after a flood(indices 3, 4, and 5)

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

Level of Adaptation to Flooding % Who Reported Adverse Health Impacts Confidence Interval (95%) Coeff. of Variation (%) Odds Ratio Confidence Interval (95%) Pr > χ2
Index 3: Behaviors to adopt during a flood not requiring evacuation    Correlation with level of adaptation to flooding = 0.22, p < .05
Adaptation 24.83 [19.62–30.04] 10.66 1.85 [1.23–2.77] 0.0029
Non-adaptation 15.15 [10.60–19.71] 15.27 1.00   
Index 4:Behaviors to adopt during a flood requiring evacuation    Correlation with level of adaptation to flooding = −0.18, n.s.
Adaptation 32.27 [20.79–43.75] 17.86 0.62 [0.29–1.35] 0.2307
Non-adaptation 43.39 [27.80–58.97] 17.83 1.00   
Index 5: Post-flood behaviors    Correlation with level of adaptation to flooding = 0.36, p < .05
Adaptation 37.27 [29.83–44.72] 10.12 2.78 [1.72–4.50] 0.0001
Non-adaptation 17.61 [11.46–23.76] 17.68 1.00