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Table 1 Characteristics of the guardians in the UPZ. N = 1172

From: Awareness of the implementation of stable iodine prophylaxis by parental guardians living in the urgent protective action planning zone of an operating nuclear power plant in Japan

  n %
Sex
 Male 161 13.7
 Female 1011 86.3
Age
 < 30 years 121 10.3
 30–39 years 729 62.2
 40–49 years 315 26.9
 ≥ 50 years 7 0.6
How many children under 18 years of age?
 1 227 19.4
 2 493 42.1
 3 or more 452 38.5
Have you participated in a nuclear emergency drill?
 Yes 215 18.3
 No 957 81.7
Do you want to participate in a nuclear emergency drill?
 Yes 119 10.2
 Probably 629 53.7
 Probably No 372 31.7
 No 52 4.4
Do you want to participate in a lecture about the health effects of radiation exposure?
 Yes 89 7.6
 Probably 587 50.1
 Probably No 423 36.1
 No 73 6.2
Do you think that sheltering is useful to reduce the dose of radiation exposure?
 Yes 199 17.0
 Probably 513 43.8
 Probably No 368 31.4
 No 92 7.8
Do you know of a public shelter to evacuate to during a nuclear emergency?
 Yes 487 41.6
 No 685 58.4
Did you know about SI before the study?
 Yes 716 61.1
 No 456 38.9
Do you think that implementing SI prophylaxis can prevent exposure from all radionuclides?
 Yes 24 2.0
 Probably 371 31.7
 Probably No 617 52.6
 No 160 13.7
Do you want to receive PDSI for your children?
 Yes 973 83.0
 No 199 17.0
Do you want to implement SI prophylaxis for your children in a nuclear emergency?
 Yes 992 84.6
 No 180 15.4
Do you think that pregnant women should also implement SI prophylaxis in a nuclear emergency?
 Yes 223 19.0
 Probably 653 55.7
 Probably No 234 20.0
 No 62 5.3
Do you feel anxious about implementing SI prophylaxis for your children?
 Yes 261 22.3
 Probably 580 49.5
 Probably No 279 23.8
 No 52 4.4