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Table 2 Comparison of guardians who wanted to receive PDSI (Group 1) and those who did not want to receive PDSI (Group 2)

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

  Unit Total
N = 1172, n (%)
Group 1
n = 973, n (%)
Group 2
n = 199, n (%)
P
Age < 39 y Yes 850 (72.5) 704 (72.4) 146 (73.4) 0.42
Have you participated in a nuclear emergency drill? Yes 215 (18.3) 183 (18.8) 32 (16.1) 0.42
Do you want to participate in a nuclear emergency drill? Yes 973 (83.0) 658 (67.6) 90 (45.2) < 0.01
Do you want to participate in a lecture about the health effects of radiation exposure? Yes 676 (57.7) 593 (60.9) 83 (41.7) < 0.01
Do you think that sheltering is useful to reduce the dose of radiation exposure? Yes 712 (60.8) 611 (62.8) 101 (50.7) < 0.01
Did you know of a public shelter to evacuate to during a nuclear emergency? Yes 487 (41.6) 407 (41.8) 80 (40.2) 0.37
Did you know about SI before the study? Yes 716 (61.6) 620 (63.7) 96 (48.2) < 0.01
Do you think that implementing SI prophylaxis can prevent exposure from all radionuclides? Yes 395 (33.7) 364 (37.4) 31 (15.6) < 0.01
Do you want to implement SI prophylaxis for your children in a nuclear emergency? Yes 992 (84.6) 912 (93.7) 80 (40.2) < 0.01
Do you think that pregnant women should also implement SI prophylaxis? Yes 876 (74.7) 804 (82.6) 72 (36.2) < 0.01
Do you feel anxious about implementing SI prophylaxis for your children? Yes 841 (71.8) 663 (68.1) 178 (89.4) < 0.01
  1. Chi-squared tests
  2. Group 1 = want to receive PDSI, Group 2 = not want to receive PDSI
  3. PDSI Pre-distribution of stable iodine, SNS Social network services, SI Stable iodine