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

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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
(2)1130,37.8691.000.000
(3)1349,87.1031.000.000
(4)2161,26.000.000.000.140
(5) high2569,40.000.000.000.140

30%(1) 465,941.157.000.000
(2)929,7111.001.000
(3)1122,58.1571.003.000
(4)1702,04.000.001.003.049
(5)2102,26.000.000.000.049

50%(1) 369,451.140.000.000
(2)789,1111.010.000
(3)963,82.1401.038.000
(4)1378,79.000.010.038.022
(5)1767,50.000.000.000.022

70%(1)329,301.250.003.000
(2)685,1911.108.000
(3)814,74.2501.295.000
(4)1093,99.003.108.295.017
(5)1449,78.000.000.000.017

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