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Table 3 Distribution of impact of event and anxiety levels after 1 month and 7 months

From: Psychological effects of a disastrous hydrogen fluoride spillage on the local community

  1st survey (1 month) 2nd survey (7 month) p-valuea
n (%) n (%)  
Impact of Event Scale
 Normal 254 (35.7) 412 (57.9) 0.000
 Moderate 286 (40.2) 204 (28.7)
 Severe 118 (16.6) 69 (9.7)
 Very severe 53 (7.5) 26 (3.7)
Anxiety Level
 Normal 687 (96.6) 670 (94.2) 0.037
 Anxiety 15 (2.1) 15 (2.1)
 Severe anxiety 3 (0.4) 10 (1.4)
 Extreme anxiety 6 (0.8) 16 (2.3)
Total 711 (100.0) 711 (100.0)  
  1. a p value for McNemar’s test
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