Volume 14, Number 5—May 2008
Public Response to Community Mitigation Measures for Pandemic Influenza
|n = 1,697||n = 226||n = 366||n = 300||n = 501||n = 1,345||n = 133||n = 114|
|If public health officials recommended, would not be able to take care of sick household member for 7–10 d at home||13||19†||16†||6||6||12||19||15|
|Do not have someone who could care for you at home if you were sick
|If asked to stay home 7–10 d, likely that:|
|You or a member of your household might lose pay and have money problems||48||57§||58§||49§||35||43||68#||66#|
|You or a member of your household might be unable to get the health care or prescription drugs that you need||43||57‡||43§||38||35||41||52#||49|
|You or a member of your household might lose your job or business as a result of having to stay home||27
|n = 1,101
||n = 91
||n = 224
||n = 224
||n = 406
||n = 855
||n = 87
||n = 79
|Would be a serious financial problem if had to stay home from work for 7–10 d||25||56‡||29†||15||15||23||20||37#|
|Would be a serious financial problem if had to stay home from work for 1 mo||57||84‡||69†||50§||37||53||65#||68#|
|Would be a serious financial problem if had to stay home from work for 3 mo||76||93‡||84†||71||64||74||76||88#|
|If had to stay home for 1 mo, would not be able to work from home for that long
|If you had to stay away from work, you:|
|Would still get paid||35||14||25||47**||51**||39††||29||22|
|Would not get paid||42||64†||57†||30||18||41||48||55|
*From the Harvard School of Public Health, Pandemic Influenza Survey, 2006. Numbers represent percentage responding “yes” to each question.
†Statistically higher proportion than $50–74.9K and >$75K.
‡Statistically higher proportion than $25–49.9K, $50–74.9K, and >$75K.
§Statistically higher proportion than >$75K.
¶Statistically higher proportion than whites and Hispanics.
#Statistically higher proportion than whites.
**Statistically higher proportion than <$25K and $25–49.9K.
††Statistically higher proportion than Hispanics.