Journal of Environmental and Public Health / 2015 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Exposure Perception as a Key Indicator of Risk Perception and Acceptance of Sources of Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields

Table 4

Bonferroni post hoc test for in between group differences among different risk perception groups and accepted distances to a base station for various exposure reduction scenarios. Question exposure reduction: “roughly at what distance (meters) would you accept a base station close to your home?,” “…if the exposure was reduced by 30%?,” “…if the exposure was reduced by 50%?,” and “…if the exposure was reduced by 70%?” Risk perception measured by the question “how dangerous do you consider living close to the building with the antennas?” on 5-point Likert scale from “1 = not dangerous” to “5 = very dangerous.” = statistically significant (level .05); = statistically significant (level .01).

Exposure reductionRP groups Mean distance (meters)RP groups
(1) low (2) (3)(4)(5) high

0%(1) low536,55.869.103.000.000
(5) high2569,

30%(1) 465,941.157.000.000

50%(1) 369,451.140.000.000


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