Table 2

Respondents’ knowledge test on disaster misconceptions (N=106)

StatementFrequency who gave the correct answerPer cent who gave the correct answer
The majority of casualties from a disaster will arrive at your emergency department via the Saudi Red Crescent3534.3
Disease epidemics are an almost inevitable result of the disruption and poor health caused by major disasters3332.0
The poor are more at risk of death than rich people or the middle classes during a disaster3029.1
Unburied dead bodies will not create a disease epidemic following a mass gathering disaster2120.6
All victims of a CBR incident will have dangerous substances removed at the scene of an incident prior to their arrival at hospital1716.3
  • CBR, chemical biological–radiological.