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Volume 21, Number 6—June 2015

Ebola Risk Perception in Germany, 2014

Nicole Rübsamen, Stefanie Castell, Johannes Horn, André Karch, Jördis J. Ott, Heike Raupach-Rosin, Beate Zoch, Gérard Krause, and Rafael T. MikolajczykComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research, Braunschweig, Germany (N. Rübsamen, S. Castell, J. Horn, A. Karch, J.J. Ott, H. Raupach-Rosin, B. Zoch, G. Krause, R.T. Mikolajczyk); PhD Programme “Epidemiology,” Braunschweig-Hannover, Germany (N. Rübsamen, J. Horn, A. Karch, B. Zoch); German Centre for Infection Research, Hannover-Braunschweig, Germany (A. Karch, J.J. Ott, G. Krause, R.T. Mikolajczyk); Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany (G. Krause, R.T. Mikolajczyk)

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Table 3

Association between knowledge, media use, and sociodemographic factors and willingness to volunteer in aid missions in Africa, Lower Saxony, Germany, 2014*

Characteristic Odds ratio (95% CI) p value†
Age (per 10-y increase)
0.86 (0.77–0.96)
Sex 0.03
F 0.72 (0.53–0.98)

Education‡ 0.94
Low 1.09 (0.79–1.52)
Intermediate 1.05 (0.64–1.70)

Increased media use 0.90
Yes 0.98 (0.73–1.32)

Knowledge score (per 1-point increase) 1.06 (0.99–1.14) 0.09

*Multivariable logistic regression. EVD, Ebola virus disease.
†Wald test.
‡Low, <12 y of vocational or secondary education and/or completed apprenticeship; intermediate, at least 12 y of vocational or secondary education and/or degree of a specialized vocational school; high, university training (bachelor degree and higher academic level).

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