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Table 3 Impact of individual behavior on victims’ injuries

From: Factors associated with injuries among tornado victims in Yancheng and Chifeng, China

CategoryGroupingYanchengPChifengP
Total number(%)Number of uninjured(%)Number of injured(%)Total number(%)Number of uninjured(%)Number of injured(%)
Disaster avoidance behaviorStand still19 (20.2)8 (42.1)11 (57.9)0.838 a7 (10.5)4 (57.1)3 (42.9)0.011a
Fled to indoor52 (55.3)18 (34.6)34 (65.4) 26 (38.8)9 (34.6)17 (64.4) 
Hold doors and windows19 (20.2)6 (31.6)13 (68.4) 33 (49.3)24 (72.7)9 (27.3) 
Run away from the tornado4 (4.3)2 (50.0)2 (50.0) 1 (1.5)1 (100.0)0 (0.0) 
Fear levelNo fear5 (5.3)4 (80.0)1 (20.0)0.1373 (4.5)2 (66.7)1 (33.3)0.011a
A little fear4 (4.3)2 (50.0)20 (50.0) 2 (3.0)2 (100.0)0 (0.0) 
General fear7 (7.5)2 (28.6)5 (71.4) 3 (4.5)3 (100.0)0 (0.0) 
Severe fear17 (18.1)8 (47.1)9 (52.9) 7 (10.5)5 (71.4)2 (28.6) 
Extreme fear61 (64.9)18 (29.5)43 (70.5) 52 (77.6)26 (50.0)26 (50.0) 
The Need for tornado escape drillsYes81 (86.2)31 (38.3)50 (61.7)0.455b50 (74.6)33 (66.0)17 (34.0)0.009
No13 (13.8)3 (23.1)10 (76.9) 17 (25.4)5 (29.4)12 (70.6) 
  1. aFisher’s exact probability test
  2. bYates’ continuity correction