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Table 2 Perceptions of heat, cold and rainfall changes compared to five to ten years ago (N = 450, male 238, female 212)

From: Households' perception of climate change and human health risks: A community perspective

Climate Perceptions Sex Total
   Male Female   
   Frequency % Frequency % Frequency %
What is the present intensity of heat during summer in comparison to the last five to ten years?
Χ 2 . p < 0.000; N = 450
Very low 1 0.2 0 0.0 1 0.2
  Low 9 2.0 4 0.9 13 2.9
  Normal 4 0.9 2 0.4 6 1.3
  High 163 36.2 193 42.9 356 79.1
  Very high 61 13.6 13 2.9 74 16.4
  Total 238 52.9 212 47.1 450 100
What is the present bitterness of cold during winter in comparison to the last five to ten years?
Χ 2 . p < 0.000; N = 450
Very low 5 1.1 3 0.7 8 1.9
  Low 151 33.6 135 30.0 286 63.6
  Normal 39 8.7 9 2.0 48 10.7
  High 38 8.7 65 14.2 103 22.9
  Very high 5 1.1 0 0.0 5 1.1
  Total 238 52.9 212 47.1 450 100
What is the present intensity of rainfall during rainy session in comparison to the last five to ten years?
Χ 2 . p < 0.000; N = 450
Very low 73 16.2 16 3.5 89 19.7
  Low 87 19.3 185 41.1 272 60.4
  Normal 9 2.0 8 1.8 17 3.8
  High 53 11.8 3 0.7 56 12.5
  Very high 16 3.6 0 0.0 16 3.6
  Total 238 52.9 212 47.1 450 100