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Table 5 Differences in knowledge level between study countries, corrected for confounders

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

   Symptomsa Risk groupsa Heat actionsa Protective measurea
b-value (CI) p-value b-value (CI) p-value b-value (CI) p-value b-value (CI) p-value
Countryb    .001   < .001   < .001   .066
Tunisia 0.0 (−0.2 to 0.1) .597 −0.1 (−0.3 to 0.1) .333 −0.3 (−0.4 to −0.1) .002 0.2 (0.0 to 0.4) .032
Georgia −0.3 (− 0.4 to − 0.1) < .001 −0.5 (− 0.7 to − 0.4) < .001 −0.4 (− 0.6 to − 0.3) < .001 0.0 (− 0.1 to 0.2) .852
Israel Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref Ref
  1. a Variables that were included in the analyses as confounders were gender, age, educational level, having children under 12 years old, employment status, having fasted in the previous year, taking medication for a chronic disease
  2. b Israel was used as the reference country for the analyses. The b-values of Tunisia and Georgia indicate how much higher or lower the correct number of answers on average was in that country, after correcting for confounders