Does gender make a difference in whether adults are prepared for emergencies?
Using data from the behavioral risk factors surveillance system, this study examined the self-reported behaviors of over 96,000 adults from 10 states. The study evaluated whether sample members were generally prepared for emergencies (the household had a supply of food and water, a radio, and a flashlight), had an evacuation plan, and possessed a 3-day supply of medication. The findings suggest that gender’s role should be considered in efforts to encourage emergency preparedness.
Project: Environment & Social Development