Volume 14, Number 5—May 2008
Public Response to Community Mitigation Measures for Pandemic Influenza
|Yes||No||Don't know/refused to answer|
|Would stay at home for 7–10 d if public health officials recommended because you had flu||94||4||2|
|You and all members of household would stay at home for 7–10 d if public health officials recommended because a member of household had flu||85||12||4|
|If public health officials recommended, would be able to take care of sick household member for 7–10 d at home||85||13||2|
|If stayed at home with sick household member, would be worried about getting sick yourself||76||22||2|
|Have someone who could care for you at home if you were sick||73
|You or a member of your household might lose pay and have money problems||48||50||1|
|You or a member of your household might have a hard time being stuck at home for so long||46||54||1|
|You might not be able to get baby formula, diapers, or other important things for a baby in your household†||45||53||1|
|You or a member of your household might be unable to get the health care or prescription drugs that you need||43||55||2|
|You might not be able to get care for a disabled person in your household‡||36||48||15|
|You might not be able to get care for an older person in your household§||35||51||15|
|You might have difficulty taking care of the (child/children) <5 y in your household¶||32||67||1|
|You or a member of your household might lose your job or business as a result of having to stay home#||27||71||2|
*From the Harvard School of Public Health, Pandemic Influenza Survey, 2006. Numbers represent percentage of responses to each question. NA, not applicable.
†Among respondents with major responsibility for children <2 y (n = 174).
‡Among respondents in households with disabled person (n = 470).
§Among respondents in households with persons >65 y (n = 408).
¶Among respondents who have major responsibility for children <5 y (n = 262).
#Among employed respondents (n = 1,101).