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Table 1 Characteristics on nurses' willingness to receive influenza A (H1N1) vaccination

From: Willingness to accept H1N1 pandemic influenza vaccine: A cross-sectional study of Hong Kong community nurses

  Total Number Number of nurses declining Number of nurses accepting
Age (n = 224)    
   < = 39 years 111 (50%) 82 (74%) 29 (26%)
   39 years + 113 (50%) 83 (74%) 30 (26%)
Gender (n = 259)    
   Female 249 (96%) 185 (74%) 64 (26%)
   Male 10 (4%) 6 (60%) 4 (40%)
District (n = 253)    
   Hong Kong Island 28 (11%) 24 (86%) 4 (14%)
   Kowloon 119 (47%) 88 (74%) 31 (26%)
   New Territories West 63 (25%) 47 (75%) 16 (25%)
   New Territories East 43 (17%) 28 (65%) 15 (35%)
Postgraduate (n = 255)    
   No 61 (24%) 45 (74%) 16 (26%)
   Yes 194 (76%) 142 (73%) 52 (27%)
SARS or Avian Flu experience (n = 262)    
   No 184 (70%) 137 (75%) 47 (25%)
   Yes 78 (30%) 57 (73%) 21 (27%)
Received vaccination in the past 12 months* (n = 261)    
   No 172 (66%) 139 (81%) 33 (19%)
   Yes 89 (34%) 54 (61%) 35 (39%)
Wash hands after taking patients in outreach service (n = 252)    
   No 49 (19%) 33 (67%) 16 (33%)
   Yes 203 (81%) 154 (76%) 49 (24%)
  1. *p < 0.001