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Table 2 Relationship between specific components and the total emergency preparedness score for different emergency scenarios

From: Evidence-based support for the all-hazards approach to emergency preparedness

Category Emergency preparedness to MCE Emergency preparedness to MTE Emergency preparedness to biological event
SOP    
SOPs for MCE p > .05 rho = .581 p > .05
p = .05
SOPs for MTE p > .05 rho = .667 p > .05
p = .001
SOPs for biological event rho = .436 rho = .480 rho = .854
p = .048 p = .028 p = .000
Training/Drills    
Training & drills for MCE rho = .702 rho = .539 rho = .572
p = .000 p = .012 p = .007
Training & drills for MTE rho = .519 rho = .844 rho = .524
p = .019 p = .000 p = .018
Training & drills for biological events rho = .516 rho = .437 rho = .934
p = .017 p = .047 p = .000
Knowledge    
Knowledge of personnel for MCE rho = .650 rho = .619 rho = .533
p = .001 p = .003 p = .013
Knowledge of personnel for MTE p > .05 p > .05 p > .05
Knowledge of personnel for biological events rho = .439 p > .05 p > .05
p = .047
Infrastructure
Infrastructure & equipment for MCE p > .05 p > .05 p > .05
Infrastructure & equipment for MTE p > .05 rho = .749 p > .05
p = .000
Infrastructure & equipment for biological events rho = .509 N/S rho = .586
p = .019 p = .05