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Volume 20, Number 8—August 2014

Human Exposure to Live Poultry and Psychological and Behavioral Responses to Influenza A(H7N9), China

Liping Wang1, Benjamin J. Cowling1, Peng Wu1, Jianxing Yu1, Fu Li, Lingjia Zeng, Joseph T. Wu, Zhongjie Li, Gabriel M. Leung, and Hongjie YuComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Division of Infectious Disease, Key Laboratory of Surveillance and Early-warning on Infectious Disease, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China (L. Wang, J. Yu, F. Li, L. Zeng, Z. Li, H. Yu); Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (B.J. Cowling, P. Wu, J.T. Wu, G.M. Leung)

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Table 5

Factors associated with attitudes and behavior toward influenza A(H7N9) among survey respondents from urban areas who had visited a live poultry market during the previous year, China, 2013*

Characteristic Odds ratio (95% CI)
Support closure of LPMs Change purchase behavior
F 1.19 (0.84–1.68) 2.42 (1.61–3.63)
Age group, y
18–24 0.73 (0.37–1.45) 0.70 (0.36–1.36)
25–34 1.36 (0.85–2.17) 0.81 (0.49–1.34)
35–44 Referent Referent
45–54 1.43 (0.72–2.83) 0.62 (0.3–1.26)
55–64 3.28 (1.71–6.29) 0.86 (0.39–1.9)
2.36 (1.04–5.32)
1.42 (0.51–3.97)
Educational attainment
Primary or below Referent Referent
Secondary 1.80 (0.92–3.50) 1.95 (1.01–3.76)
Tertiary or above
1.78 (0.90–3.53)
1.79 (0.91–3.51)
Urban sites
Chengdu Referent Referent
Guangzhou 1.13 (0.69–1.85) 0.99 (0.62–1.60)
Shanghai 1.77 (1.05–2.99) 4.89 (2.42–9.89)
Shenyang 1.40 (0.74–2.64) 1.95 (0.97–3.95)
Wuhan 1.07 (0.62–1.86) 2.05 (1.15–3.65)

*Odds ratios were estimated by adjustment for all variables shown. Boldface indicates significance (p<0.05).

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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