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Table 4 Student knowledge on fire prevention and response between project and non-project schools

From: Implementation of disaster risk reduction and management policies in a school setting in Lao PDR: a case study

Student-based survey item Total (n = 869) Project vs. non-project schools p value a
School ID: 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 School ID: 2 and 5
n (n = 668) % n (n = 201) %
I. Fire prevention
 Do you know that fire can happen anytime anywhere?
  Yes 22.0 112 16.8 79 39.3  
  No 78.0 556 83.2 122 60.7 <  0.001
 Do you know what can be the cause of fire?
  Yes 35.0 273 40.9 31 15.4  
  No 65.0 395 59.1 170 84.6 <  0.001
 Do you know what to do when the fire occurs?
  Yes 51.2 365 54.6 80 39.8  
  No 48.8 303 45.4 121 60.2 <  0.001
 Do you know the emergency telephone number of fire service or police station?
  Yes 7.2 76 11.4 2 1.0  
  No 92.8 593 88.6 199 99.0 <  0.001
 Do you know how to use fire extinguishers?
  Yes 20.8 172 25.7 9 4.5  
  No 79.2 496 74.3 192 95.5 <  0.001
II. Fire response
 What should you do when fire occur in your school?
  Report to the teachers or school principal
   Yes 97.1 657 98.4 187 93.0  
   No 2.9 11 1.6 14 7.0 <  0.001
  Call to fire service (police)
   Yes 92.1 614 91.9 186 92.5  
   No 7.9 54 8.1 15 7.5 0.882
  Switch off all electrical equipment
   Yes 93.2 620 92.8 190 94.5  
   No 6.8 48 7.2 11 5.5 0.522
  Evacuate the place
   Yes 84.7 577 86.4 159 79.1  
   No 15.3 91 13.6 42 20.9 0.014
  Fight the fire
   Yes 8.7 68 10.2 8 4.0  
   No 91.3 600 89.8 193 96.0 0.006
  Raise an alarm (shout out loud)
   Yes 90.9 605 90.6 185 92.0  
   No 9.1 68 9.4 16 8.0 0.578
  Gather in assemble point
   Yes 85.0 583 87.3 156 77.6  
   No 15.0 85 12.7 45 22.4 < 0.001
  1. aFisher’s exact test