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Volume 15, Number 2—February 2009

Face Mask Use and Control of Respiratory Virus Transmission in Households

C. Raina MacIntyreComments to Author , Simon Cauchemez, Dominic E. Dwyer, Holly Seale, Pamela Cheung, Gary Browne, Michael Fasher, James Wood, Zhanhai Gao, Robert Booy, and Neil Ferguson
Author affiliations: University of New South Wales School of Public Health and Community Medicine, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (C.R. MacIntyre, H. Seale, J. Wood, Z. Gao); Children's Hospital at Westmead, The University of Sydney, Sydney (C.R. MacIntyre, P. Cheung, R. Booy, G. Browne); Imperial College London, London, UK (S. Cauchemez, N. Ferguson); Westmead Hospital, Sydney (D.E. Dwyer); The Wentworth Division of General Practice, Sydney (M. Fasher)

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Table 3

Problems with face mask use reported by participants in the study, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2006 and 2007 winter influenza seasons

Reported problem Surgical mask users, no. (%), n = 94 P2 mask users, no. (%), n = 92 p value
None 46 (49) 42 (46) 0.66
Uncomfortable 16 (17) 14 (15) 0.74
Forgot to wear it 8 (9) 8 (9) 0.96
Child did not like it 6 (6) 8 (9) 0.55
Other 18 (19) 20 (22) 0.66

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