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Volume 14, Number 9—September 2008

Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices regarding Avian Influenza (H5N1), Afghanistan

Toby LeslieComments to Author , Julie Billaud, Jawad Mofleh, Lais Mustafa, and Sam Yingst
Author affiliations: Ministry of Public Health, Kabul, Afghanistan (T. Leslie, J. Mofleh, L. Mustafa); US Naval Medical Research Unit 3, Cairo, Egypt (T. Leslie, S. Yingst); London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK (T. Leslie); Sayara Media Communication, Kabul (J. Billaud); United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, Kabul (S. Yingst)

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Enrollment data for avian influenza knowledge, attitudes, and practices survey, Afghanistan, May 2007

Characteristic Value
No. respondents 304
% Male 46.8
Median age, y (interquartile range)
38 (27–50)
Age range, y, no. (%)*
15–20 30 (10.0)
21–30 85 (28.2)
31–40 64 (21.3)
122 (40.5)
No. (%) in each province
Herat† 32 (10.5)
Kabul‡ 64 (21.0)
Kandahar 79 (26.0)
Nangahar‡ 64 (21.0)
65 (21.0)
No. (%) with no formal education
Male 36 (26.1)
Female 117 (75.0)

*Age data missing for 3 respondents.
†Only 1 district reported results because of security concerns.
‡Provinces exposed to avian influenza and intensive information, education, and communication campaigns (Kabul, March 2007, and Nangahar, February 2007).

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