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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 2

Predicted compliance with public health authority requests with regard to influenza pandemic, Australia, 2009*

Variable
Home quarantine for 1 wk if exposed
Local quarantine of an affected area
Avoid public events for 1 mo
Avoid social gatherings for 1 mo Wear a surgical mask in public
OR 
(95% CI)
p value
OR 
(95% CI)
p value
OR 
(95% CI)
p 
value
OR 
(95% CI)
p 
value

OR 
(95% CI)
p 
value
Sex
F 2.34 
(1.21–4.53) 0.012
M
1.00













Age range, y
20–40 0.30 
(0.10–0.89) 0.030 0.29 
(0.12–0.74) 0.010 0.98 
(0.58–1.65) 0.930 0.56 
(0.37–0.87) 0.009
41–60 0.37 
(0.12–1.12) 0.078 0.34 
(0.13–0.87) 0.024 0.57 
(0.35–0.95) 0.031 0.58 
(0.37–0.90) 0.014
>61
1.00


1.00


1.00





1.00

Personally experienced ILI during pandemic
Yes 6.94
(2.10–22.95) 0.001 1.70 
(1.09–2.64) 0.019
No



1.00








1.00

Concerned
Quite/
 extremely 4.72 
(2.60–8.54) <0.001 2.63 
(1.75–3.95) <0.001 3.31 
(2.12–5.18) <0.001
A little 2.82 
(1.86–4.29) <0.001 1.49 
(1.09–2.06) 0.014 2.85 
(2.00–4.04) <0.001
Not






1.00


1.00


1.00

Highest education level
Tertiary† 1.82 
(1.23–2.68) 0.003 1.88 
(1.37–2.59) 0.001
Other 1.00 1.00

*Multivariate logistic regression analysis for 830 respondents, sample weighted to the age and sex distribution of the population of Australia (9). Only significant results are shown. OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval; ILI, influenza-like illness.
†University or professional qualifications.

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