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Sociodemographic predictors of knowledge, mosquito bite patterns and protective behaviors concerning vector borne disease: The case of dengue fever in Chinese subtropical city, Hong Kong.
Chan, Emily Ying Yang; Lo, Eugene Siu Kai; Huang, Zhe; Lam, Holly Ching Yu; Yeung, May Pui-Shan; Kwok, Kin-On; Hung, Kevin Kei Ching; Tse, Shelly Lap-Ah.
Afiliação
  • Chan EYY; Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC), JC (Jockey Club) School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China.
  • Lo ESK; Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom.
  • Huang Z; Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC), JC (Jockey Club) School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China.
  • Lam HCY; Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC), JC (Jockey Club) School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China.
  • Yeung MP; Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC), JC (Jockey Club) School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China.
  • Kwok KO; Collaborating Centre for Oxford University and CUHK for Disaster and Medical Humanitarian Response (CCOUC), JC (Jockey Club) School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China.
  • Hung KKC; JC (Jockey Club) School of Public Health and Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China.
  • Tse SL; Stanley Ho Centre for Emerging Infectious Diseases, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis ; 15(1): e0008993, 2021 Jan.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33465094
ABSTRACT
Geographic pattern of dengue fever is changing due to the global environmental and climate changes in the 21st century. Evidence of community's knowledge, mosquito bite patterns and protective behavior practices in non-endemic regions is limited. This study examined the knowledge of dengue, mosquito bite patterns, protective behavior practices and their associated factors in Hong Kong, a non-endemic subtropical city. A population-based random telephone survey (n = 590) was conducted three weeks after the government announcement of a local dengue outbreak in August 2018. Sociodemographic status, awareness, knowledge, protective measures, bite patterns of mosquito were collected. Results indicated high level of community awareness of the local outbreak (95.2%), symptom identification (84.0%) and adoption of at least one mosquito protective measures (nearly 80%). About 40% of respondents reported that they were bitten by mosquitoes during the study period, a high mosquito season in Hong Kong. Mosquito bites were prevalent near grassy area (63.4%), at home (42.6%) and at public transportation waiting spots (39.6%). Younger people (< 25 years old), female, those who lived on lower floors (≤the 6th) and near grassy area were at higher risk of mosquito bites at home. Respondents perceived higher threat of dengue to society were more likely to practice mosquito prevention. While residential factors affected their indoor prevention, other socio-demographic factors affected the outdoor prevention. Practicing prevention behaviors were associated with self-reported mosquito bite at home. Furthermore, the general prevention uptake rate unchanged after the announcement of local dengue outbreak. Although the uptake rate of protective measures during August was high, 40% participants reported they were bitten. Also public locations are more common area for bites, which suggested stronger mosquito prevention and control on public environments and more personal protective behaviors should be advocated.
Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Contexto em Saúde: ODS3 - Saúde e Bem-Estar Tema em saúde: Meta 3.3: Acabar com as doenças tropicais negligenciadas e combater as doenças transmissíveis Base de dados: MEDLINE Tipo de estudo: Estudo prognóstico / Fatores de risco Idioma: Inglês Revista: PLoS Negl Trop Dis Assunto da revista: Medicina Tropical Ano de publicação: 2021 Tipo de documento: Artigo País de afiliação: China

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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Contexto em Saúde: ODS3 - Saúde e Bem-Estar Tema em saúde: Meta 3.3: Acabar com as doenças tropicais negligenciadas e combater as doenças transmissíveis Base de dados: MEDLINE Tipo de estudo: Estudo prognóstico / Fatores de risco Idioma: Inglês Revista: PLoS Negl Trop Dis Assunto da revista: Medicina Tropical Ano de publicação: 2021 Tipo de documento: Artigo País de afiliação: China
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