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Volume 16, Number 8—August 2010

Research

Responses to Pandemic (H1N1) 2009, Australia

Keith EastwoodComments to Author , David N. Durrheim, Michelle Butler, and Alison Jones
Author affiliations: Hunter New England Health, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia (K. Eastwood, D.N. Durrheim, M. Butler); University of Newcastle, Newcastle (D.N. Durrheim); University of Western Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (A. Jones)

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Table 1

Adults’ reported willingness to comply with public health authority requests with regard to influenza pandemic, Australia*

Public health request % (no.) willing to comply†
OR (95% CI) p value
2007, n = 1,166 2009, n = 830
Home quarantine for 1 wk if exposed 97.5 (1,137) 96.0 (797) 1.62 (0.95–2.80) 0.059
Local quarantine of an affected area 95.2 (1,103)‡ 94.6 (785) 1.13 (0.74–1.72) 0.555
Avoid public events for 1 mo 98.3 (1,146) 82.8 (687) 11.93 (7.35–20.28) <0.001
Avoid social gatherings for 1 mo 97.2 (1,133) 62.7 (520) 20.47 (14.01–30.67) <0.001
Wear a surgical mask in public 95.1 (1,109) 72.4 (601) 7.41 (5.42–10.25) <0.001

*OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval.
†2007 responses were to hypothetical pandemic; 2009 responses were to actual pandemic (H1N1) 2009.
‡Because responses were not collected from 7 respondents, n = 1,159.

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