Public perception and sociodemographic predictors of urban transport safety: cross-sectional study after a 2017 urban underground metro fire in the Chinese metropolis [Oral presentation]
Refereed conference paper presented and published in conference proceedings


Accidental risks perception, knowledge and willingness to learn about emergency responses are critical elements in disaster risk reduction. Literature on the relevant topics for public transport safety is limited. The three main study objectives include exploring i) relationship between socio-demographic characteristics with risk perception and anxiety of users of urban public transport system, ii) if a major emergency incident affected confidence and increase anxiety of public transport utilization and iii) how previous first aid training might be associated with response knowledge as well as the who tends to possess the least knowledge and willingness to learn in fire response in the community.

This is a population-based stratified cross-sectional survey conducted in 1000 respondents on March 2017, one month after a major underground metro incident in Hong Kong. A representative sample was randomly selected with the Random Digit Dialing method among Cantonese-speaking population aged above 15. Sociodemographic information, type of transport used and the corresponding risk perception/ worries, knowledge of fire responses and willingness to learn about social emergency responses were collected. Descriptive analysis, chi-square test and multiple logistic regressions were conducted.

Among the 1000 respondents, 87% used the public transport daily (subway and bus). Confidence of safety was highest for private car (87.0%), followed by subway (85.6%) and walking/ cycling (82.4%). Respondents had the least confidence in buses (79.0%). About 46.1-63.2% respondents had the correct fire response knowledge. More than 60% of respondents were willing to learn more about emergency responses.

The confidence in transport safety was generally high in the community. Even with a recent subway fire incident, subway was still regarded to be the safest mode of public transport. Despite the high confidence in transport safety, respondents were willing to learn more about emergency responses which was a beneficial factor to increase the limited knowledge level. Emergency responses education should be provided to the public to raise relevant knowledge levels and reduce health losses during disasters/ emergencies.
著者Chan EYY, Guo C, Huang Z, Chan GKW, Lo SK, Man AYT, Lam HCY, Hung KKC
會議名稱50th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium of Public Health Conference (APACPH) 2018

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