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Volume 10, Number 8—August 2004

Dispatch

SARS Risk Perception, Knowledge, Precautions, and Information Sources, the Netherlands

Johannes Brug*Comments to Author , Arja R. Aro*†, Anke Oenema*, Onno de Zwart‡, Jan Hendrik Richardus*, and George D. Bishop§
Author affiliations: *Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; †National Public Health Institute, Helsinki, Finland; ‡Municipal Health Service of Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; §National University of Singapore, Singapore

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Table 3

Sources of information about severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and confidence in those sourcesa

Information source Amount of information, mean (95% CI) Confidence in the information, mean (95% CI)
Television
3.9 (3.8–4.0)
3.6 (3.5–3.7)
Newspapers
3.5 (3.3–3.6)
3.4 (3.3–3.5)
Internet
2.3 (2.2–2.5)
3.0 (2.9–3.1)
Magazines
2.1 (2.0–2.3)
2.7 (2.6–2.8)
Health officials
1.7 (1.6–1.8)
3.3 (3.2–3.5)
Friends
1.6 (1.5–1.7)
2.5 (2.3–3.6)
Physicians 1.3 (1.2–1.4) 3.2 (3.1–3.4)

aScale ranged from 1 = very little to 5 = very much. CI, confidence interval.

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