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Table 3 Use of protective measures in study countries

From: Heatwave-protective knowledge and behaviour among urban populations: a multi-country study in Tunisia, Georgia and Israel

Protective measurea Tunisia Georgia Israelb
% % %
Stay inside / visit cool areas 96.5 93.1 99.0
Increase fluid consumption 99.2 97.8 98.8
Adjust clothing 96.4 81.3 93.9
Use fan / airconditioning 93.8 96.4 97.8
Cool the body 100.0 82.0 95.2
Avoid physical activity 100.0 91.3 97.8
Use sunscreen 95.8 85.7
Keep windows closed 100.0 95.0
Adjust medication 100.0 90.0 66.7
Adjust diet 100.0 100.0 100.0
  1. a Only answers from respondents who were able to name the measure are included in the table
  2. b In Israel, ‘use sunscreen’ was not one of the measures in the predetermined list, and ‘keep windows closed’ was not given as an answer by any respondent