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Table 1 Crisis types

From: Preparing for effective communications during disasters: lessons from a World Health Organization quality improvement project

Characterization N(Percent)
Crisis length
 Acute 21 (81%)
 Chronic 5 (19%)
Crisis type
 Natural disaster 13 (50%)
 Outbreak 11 (42%)
 Conflict 2 (8%)
Deployment location
 Field 10 (39%)
 Country office 7 (27%)
 Field and country office 5 (19%)
 Regional office 3 (11%)
 Headquarters 1 (4%)
Arrived how long after crisis started
 First 72 h 3 (12%)
 3 days–1 week 6 (23%)
 1 week–1 month 6 (23%)
 Greater than 1 month 11 (42%)