|Title:||Knowledge and concern about avian influenza among secondary school students in Taif, Saudi Arabia|
|Authors:||Al Shehri, A.S.|
Abdel Fattah, M.
|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|
|Subject:||Influenza in Birds|
|Appears in Collections:||EMRO Journal Articles (EMHJ)|
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