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Table 1 Distribution of the answers of the vaccinated and non-vaccinated respondents regarding the knowledge and attitudes about the vaccine and virus

From: Knowledge, attitudes and anxiety towards influenza A/H1N1 vaccination of healthcare workers in Turkey

  Vaccinated (n = 38) Not vaccinated (n = 262)   
  Correct Total P*
  n/% n/%   
What is the name of the virus? 36(12.9) 243 (87.1) 279 p > 0.05
What are the modes of transmission of virus? 37 (13.6) 236 (86.4) 273 p > 0.05
What is the type of the vaccine? 16 (11.3) 126 (88.7) 142 p > 0.05
  Yes Total P*
  Vaccinated (n = 38) Not vaccinated (n = 262)   
Are there any complications related to the vaccine in your workplace or environment ? 14 (10.6) 118 (89.4) 132 p > 0.05
Is swine flu a serious outbreak? 33 (18.2) 148 (81.8) 181 p < 0.001
Is swine flu a fatal disease? 24 (15.7) 129 (84.3) 153 p > 0.05
Is the vaccine protective? 22 (41.5) 31 (58.5) 53 p < 0.001
Is the vaccine safe? 18 (58.1) 13 (41.9) 31 p < 0.001
Will you permit your children to get vaccinated? 20 (47.6) 22 (52.4) 42 p < 0.001
Personal measures against the disease     
Using a mask 15 (10.7) 125 (89.3) 140 p > 0.05
Hand washing 1 (7.7) 12 (92.3) 13 p > 0.05
Avoiding indoors and crowded places 17 (12.1) 123 (87.9) 140 p > 0.05
Avoiding close contact 10 (15.6) 54 (84.4) 64 p > 0.05
Others 34 (12.9) 230 (87.1) 264 p > 0.05
The most common reasons to get vaccinated Yes    
Being in a risk group 28/73.7    
Declarations of the Ministry of Health 11/28.9    
Death news in media 9/23.7    
Others 6/15.8    
Vaccination of the Ministry of Health 4/10.5    
The factors influential in refusal to get vaccinated   Yes   
Vaccine's side effects   176/67.2   
Not believing vaccine's protectiveness   146/55.7   
The Prime Minister's refusal of getting vaccinated   81/39.9   
Negative news about vaccine in media   98/37.4   
To be infected by influenza A before   31/11.8   
Others   31/11.8   
  1. *: Chi-Square Test