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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski Publishing Ltd.
ISSN: 1312-773X (Online)
Issue: 2022, vol. 28, issue3
Subject Area: Public Health
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2022283.4581
Published online: 30 September 2022

Original article
J of IMAB. 2022 Jul-Sep;28(3):4581-4585
Rositza Vasileva1ORCID logo Corresponding Autoremail, Anton Georgiev2ORCID logo,
1) Department of Hygiene, Medical Ecology, Occupational Diseases and MBS Sector, Medical University, Pleven, Bulgaria.
2) Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Medical University, Pleven, Bulgaria.

A survey of 240 Bulgarian citizens from the Danube region, the Republic of Bulgaria, was conducted to examine their awareness and readiness for protection and proper behavior in floods. The participants in the study were divided into two age groups: young people aged 18 to 39 years and mature from 40 to 64 years.
The percentage of respondents who have experienced a flood in the past is high (24%).
The two analyzed groups are well informed about the risks and disasters causing epidemics (34% young group and 45% adult group).
The groups are well informed about the potential threat of floods in the settlement (45% young group and 25% mature group).
We give high marks to the two studied groups for the fact that they have preliminary insurance of the home, property, have a backpack prepared for evacuation, know how to swim and maintain their systematic skills (84%). All this will help in a real situation to save their lives.

Keywords: floods, disaster situation, flood protection, awareness, preparedness, correct behavior,

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Please cite this article as: Vasileva R, Georgiev G. Study of the awareness and readiness for protection in case of floods of the Bulgarian citizens from the Danube region (Pleven municipality and Svishtov municipality) - Part 1. J of IMAB. 2022 Jul-Sep;28(3):4581-4585. DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2022283.4581

Corresponding AutorCorrespondence to: Dr. Rositsa Vasileva, MD, Department of Hygiene, Medical Ecology, Occupational Diseases and Emergency Medicine Sector, Medical University – Pleven; 1, Kliment Ohridski Str., office 189, Pleven, Bulgaria; E-mail: dr_rvasileva@abv.bg

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Received: 14 February 2022
Published online: 30 September 2022

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