Risk perceptions and preparedness of typhoon disaster on coastal inhabitants in China.

@article{Jiang2011RiskPA,
  title={Risk perceptions and preparedness of typhoon disaster on coastal inhabitants in China.},
  author={L Jiang and L Uo Yao and Eleanor Frank Bond and Yu-ling Wang and Li-quan Huang},
  journal={American journal of disaster medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={
          119-26
        }
}
China is highly vulnerable to natural disasters. Southeastern China situated on the Pacific Ocean experiences severe and devastating typhoons and hydrogeological disasters every year. Although respondents are highly aware of the typhoon outbreaks, they do not have necessary precautionary actions. This retrospective study evaluates the inhabitants' sociodemographic characteristics with risk perceptions and preparedness. Subjects (434 adults) were recruited from two rural areas in coastal south… CONTINUE READING
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