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Table 4 Disaster knowledge of the people, negative correlation exists between responses of consecutive disaster-related questions

From: Disaster risk understanding of local people after the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake in Pokhara City, Nepal

Answer modes Please evaluate these comments related to disaster knowledge and preparedness Measure SE Infit (mnsq) Outfit (mnsq) PTBS correlation Average Ability
Disagree Agree Don’t know
1 Disaster can only be predicted by God 0.35 0.15 0.79 0.79 0.42 -0.96 -0.38 0.70
2 Disaster is very destructive 0.20 0.15 0.43 1.01 0.25 -1.03 -0.47 0.89
3 I have an easy way to escape during the disaster 1.32 0.16 1.07 0.52 0.43 -0.81 -0.17 0.44
4 A terrible disaster can occur in 10 years time -0.22 0.15 2.07 2.04 0.3 -0.81 -0.45 -0.19
5 I think that my residential area is safe from any type of disasters I think that my residential area is safe from any type of disasters 1.07 0.16 1.18 1.16 0.35 -0.78 -0.26 0.18
6 I know about a secured place, where I can stay at the time of disaster 1.14 0.16 0.88 0.84 0.43 -0.89 -0.13 0.01
7 Disaster is recurring, so I keep the stock of goods. -0.11 0.15 0.63 0.64 0.32 -1.06 -0.43 0.19
8 I think that disaster can never be stopped by any means. 1.04 0.16 1.00 1.01 0.35 -0.78 -0.31 0.62
9 I know which governmental body should be contacted after the disaster occurs -0.11 0.15 0.48 0.5 0.33 -1.11 -0.44 0.77
10 I know about the vulnerable people of our community -1.26 0.15 0.89 0.88 0.43 -1.45 -0.63 -0.04
11 I know about the disaster prone areas of our community -1.51 0.15 1.19 1.16 0.54 -1.53 -0.64 -0.07
12 I am getting an up-to-date information about the preparedness plan of our community -1.46 0.15 1.19 1.18 0.49 -1.57 -0.56 -0.14
13 Since, our government is providing us with sufficient facilities, times after disaster is not a serious problem for us -0.04 0.15 1.22 1.2 0.63 -1.14 -0.41 0.33
Mean 0 0.15 1.00 0.99  
S.D 0.94 0.00 0.4 0.38
  1. Note: No missing responses and items are ordered according to their difficulty