Perceptual differences regarding health and environmental problems and their remedies in two states of the former Czechoslovakia

Slachtová, H. and Avdičová, M. and Tvrdík, J. and Fletcher, T. and Dusseldorp, A. and Kolarova, D. and Farkas, I. and Zycinska, J. and Gurzau, E. and Minca, D. and Ball, David J. and Jones, K. and Lebret, E. and Woudenberg, F. (2003) Perceptual differences regarding health and environmental problems and their remedies in two states of the former Czechoslovakia. Central European Journal of Public Health., 11 (1). pp. 44-49. ISSN 1210-7778

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Abstract

In the framework of the Central European Study on Air pollution and Respiratory Health (CESAR), a risk perception and risk communication study was carried out in a total of 25 areas in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and the Slovak Republic. This paper is focused on the differences of perception between the Czech (CR) and the Slovak Republic (SR), and the other involved countries. The analysis is based on the data of a structured risk perception questionnaire survey of a random population sample. 6,043 completed questionnaires were collected from the total number of 14,400 distributed ones in 25 areas of the 6 countries. The risk perception was different in the CR and the SR, mainly concerning local environment and health of children in the CR and drug abuse including alcohol consumption and AIDS in the SR. In both countries environmental and health problems were seen as important, but the perceived responsibility for finding a solution was placed with different kinds of institutions.

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Research Areas:Middlesex University Schools and Centres > School of Science and Technology
Middlesex University Schools and Centres > School of Science and Technology > Centre for Decision Analysis and Risk Management (DARM)
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