Knowledge, attitudes, and practices regarding avian influenza (H5N1), Afghanistan

Emerg Infect Dis. 2008 Sep;14(9):1459-61. doi: 10.3201/eid1409.071382.


From February through April 2007, avian influenza (H5N1) was confirmed in poultry in 4 of 34 Afghan provinces. A survey conducted in 2 affected and 3 unaffected provinces found that greater knowledge about reducing exposure was associated with higher socioeconomic status, residence in affected provinces, and not owning backyard poultry.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Afghanistan / epidemiology
  • Animals
  • Chickens
  • Data Collection
  • Female
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
  • Humans
  • Influenza A Virus, H5N1 Subtype*
  • Influenza in Birds / prevention & control*
  • Influenza in Birds / virology
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Socioeconomic Factors