General household emergency preparedness: a comparison between veterans and nonveterans.
1 Veterans Emergency Management Evaluation Center, North Hills, California USA.
2 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, Atlanta, Georgia USA.
- Published Article
Prehospital and disaster medicine
- Publication Date
Apr 01, 2014
These findings suggest that veteran households appear to be better prepared for emergencies than do nonveteran households, although the lower expressed likelihood of veterans households to evacuate when ordered to do so may place them at a somewhat greater risk of harm during such events. Further research should examine household preparedness among other vulnerable groups including subgroups of veteran populations and the reasons why their preparedness may differ from the general population.
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