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Volume 19, Number 2—February 2013


Risk Perceptions for Avian Influenza Virus Infection among Poultry Workers, China

Qi Yu1, Linqing Liu1, Juan Pu1, Jingyi Zhao, Yipeng Sun, Guangnian Shen, Haitao Wei, Junjie Zhu, Ruifeng Zheng, Dongyan Xiong, Xiaodong Liu, and Jinhua LiuComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Beijing General Station of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine, Beijing, People’s Republic of China (Q. Yu, J. Zhao, H. Wei, J. Zhu, X. Liu); China Agricultural University, Beijing, People’s Republic of China (J. Liu, L. Liu, J. Pu, Y. Sun); Beijing Laboratory Diagnosis Institute of Veterinary Medicine, Beijing, (G. Shen, R. Zheng); Pinggu Animal Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing (D. Xiong); Shandong Animal Disease Control Center, Jinan, China (J. Liu)

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Table 2

Practices of avian influenza among 207 poultry workers, Beijing, China 2009–2010*

Risk variable†
95% CI
p value
Wearing work clothing
Age, y (<36/36–45/>45) –/3.08/11.24 –/0.58–21.83/2.22–76.60 –/0.19/<0.01
Education (low/high) –/0.70 –/0.25–1.91 –/0.45
Job (chicken keepers/duck keepers)
Wearing gloves
Age, y (<36/36–45/>45) –/0.51/0.62 –/0.26–1.02/0.27–1.38 –/0.04/0.20
Education (low/high) –/0.67 –/0.36–1.23 –/0.17
Job (chicken keepers/duck keepers)
Wearing mask
Age, y (<36/36–45/>45) –/0.66/0.7 –/0.33–1.33/0.31–1.58 –/0.21/0.35
Education (low/high) –/0.71 –/0.39–1.29 –/0.23
Job (chicken keepers/duck keepers)
Washing hands after finishing work
Age, y (<36/36–45/>45) –/0.91/2.58 –/0.35–2.34/0.99–6.76 –/0.83/0.31
Education (low/high) –/0.69 –/0.31–1.50 –/0.31
Job (chicken keepers/duck keepers)
Regular disinfection
Age, y (<36/36–45/>45) –/1.52/4.29 –/0.49–4.86/1.39–13.77 –/0.43/<0.01
Education (low/high) –/0.48 –/0.19–1.19 –/0.08
Job (chicken keepers/duck keepers) –/0.11 –/0.04–0.30 –/<0.01

*OR, odds ratio; –, indicates that OR of variable itself is not calculated; boldface indicates that p value is significant.
†Low education indicates junior high school, elementary school and below; high education indicates senior high school, university or college and above.
‡ORs are calculated as follows: for different age groups, we calculated 2 ORs—OR1 = odds (<36 y)/odds (36–45 y), OR2 = odds (<36 y)/odds (>45 y); for different education groups, OR = odds (low)/odds (high); for different job groups, OR = odds (chicken keepers)/odds (duck keepers).

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1These authors contributed equally to this work.

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