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Table 3 Evacuation-related behavior after exposure to chlorine

From: Acute respiratory symptoms and evacuation-related behavior after exposure to chlorine gas leakage

Variables Total (n = 47) Low exposure (n = 20) High exposure (n = 27)
n % n % n %
Recognize gas leakage       
 Directa 44 93.6 17 85.0 27 100.0
 Indirectb 3 6.4 3 15.0 0 0
Start evacuation*       
 Evacuate immediately to the correct pathc 16 34.0 16 80.0 0 0
 Evacuate immediately to the incorrect pathd 6 12.8 0 0 6 22.2
 Evacuation is delayed 25 53.2 4 20.0 21 77.8
  1. *p < 0.05 by Chi-square test
  2. aRecognized gas leakage directly (visual, olfactory or skin sensation)
  3. bRecognized gas leakage by receive evacuation instruction
  4. cEvacuated to the emergency exit
  5. dEvacuated to the main stairway adjacent to the chlorine gas source