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Table 2 Perceived risk and severity of chikungunya and mosquito borne diseases (MBDs) among the general public

From: Risk perceptions, attitudes, and knowledge of chikungunya among the public and health professionals: a systematic review

REF Author (year) Location Sample size Proportion or mean score Description of outcome
Chikungunya
  [29] Fritzell (2016) French Guiana 1462 Mean score = 5.37 95% CI: 5.12–5.63 Perceived risk of exposure to chikungunya
  [40] Moro (2010) Italy 293 49.8% Perceived a high risk associated with chikungunya
  [40] Moro (2010) Italy 291 83.2% Worried about chikungunya in the near future
  [41] Setbon (2008) La Réunion 1021 2.7% (score: 0–3) 20.5% (score: 4–6) 76.8% (score: 7–10) Perceived severity of chikungunya on a scale of 0–10 (0 - low, 10 - high)
  [42] Thuilliez (2014) La Réunion 1024 47.7% Perceived risk of a new chikungunya outbreak was reasonable or high
  [43] Raude (2009) Mayotte 880 93.4% (high or moderate) 6.6% (low or none) Perceived severity of chikungunya
  [26] Millman (2016) USA 18 94.5% Perceived possible risk of exposure in Dominican Republic
Mosquito borne diseases (MBD)
  [30] Raude (2012) France 1506 Mean score = 7.07 SD = 1.94 Perception on how serious MBDs are on a scale of 0–10 (0 – not serious, 10 – serious)
  [30] Raude (2012) France 1506 Mean score = 4.89 SD = 3.15 Worried about the risk of contracting MBDs on a scale of 0–10 (0 – not worried at all, 10 – extremely worried)
  [33] Boratne (2010) India 1674 54.9% Perceived MBDs as a serious problem in the area (54.9%)
  [24] Surendran (2007) Sri Lanka 162 29% (severe) 71% (moderate) Perception of the mosquito problem
  [61] Boyer (2014) La Réunion Not reported 78.9% Good knowledge of vectorial risk
  [25] Cherry (2016) US Virgin Islands 443 43% (not concerned) 49.5% (mildly concerned) 7.5% (very concerned) Concerned about getting a MBD during their trip
  [44] Adalja (2016) USA 87 37% (had not thought about it or were not worried at all) 63% (a little worried or very worried) Level of worry about MBDs like dengue or chikungunya
  [44] Adalja (2016) USA 88 85% (very unlikely, unlikely, or uncertain) 15% (likely or very likely) Perceived likelihood that someone they know could contract dengue or chikungunya while living in their community
  1. MBD mosquito borne disease, SD Standard deviation, 95% CI = 95% confidence interval