Volume 14, Number 5—May 2008
Public Response to Community Mitigation Measures for Pandemic Influenza
|Question||Total (n = 1,697)||Health status
|Fair/poor (n = 196)||Excellent/very good/good (n = 1,481)||Chronic illness
|Yes (n = 355)||No (n = 1,317)||Yes (n = 323)||No (n = 1,354)|
|If public health officials recommended, would not be able to take care of sick household member for 7–10 d at home||13||25†||11||16||12||21‡||10|
|Do not have someone who could care for you at home if you were sick
|If asked to stay home 7–10 days, likely that:|
|You or a member of your household might lose pay and have money problems||48||55||48||47||49||49||48|
|You or a member of your household might be unable to get the health care or prescription drugs that you need||43||55†||40||50§||40||48||41|
|You or a member of your household might lose your job or business as a result of having to stay home||27||38†||25||24||28||31||26|
*From the Harvard School of Public Health, Pandemic Influenza Survey, 2006. Numbers represent percentage of responses to each question.
†Statistically higher proportion than Excellent/very good/good health status.
‡Statistically higher proportion than those who are not disabled.
§Statistically higher proportion than those who do not have a chronic illness.