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Title: Knowledge and concern about avian influenza among secondary school students in Taif, Saudi Arabia
Authors: Al Shehri, A.S.
Abdel Fattah, M.
Hifnawy, T.
Issue Date: 2006
Language: English
Abstract: This study identified knowledge and concerns about avian influenza among secondary school students in Taif, Saudi Arabia. A stratified random sample of 514 students from 6 secondary schools was given a self-administered multiple-choice questionnaire. Knowledge scores were significantly related to socioeconomic indicators. Approximately 70% of the participants reported that media [TV and/or radio] was the source of their information. Overall, 65.4% of the participants said they expected there to be cases of avian influenza in Saudi Arabia this year. Females were more concerned than males [70.9% versus 58.9%]. Effective school health education programmes should be implemented in order to prepare the community to deal with this important threat
Description: S178-S188
Keywords: Knowledge
Students
Socioeconomic Factors
Health Education
Questionnaires
Subject: Influenza in Birds
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117207
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/12_S2/12_S2_2006_178_188.pdf
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