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Table 3 Factors influencing attitudes toward getting vaccinated against pandemic influenza

From: Did the pandemic have an impact on influenza vaccination attitude? a survey among health care workers

  Intention to get vaccinated
Factor Yes No Indecisive p
Mean age, yr 35.8 ± 8.9 35.7 ± 8.8a 33.9 ± 8.6a 0.016
Mean duration of work, yr 12.5 ± 9.4 12.6 ± 9.0 11.1 ± 8.9 0.084
Gender (n, %)     
   Female 72 (13.4) 246 (45.9) 218 (40.7) <0.001
   Male 71 (26.3) 110 (40.7) 89 (33.0)  
Having children     
   Yes 73 (15.2) 238 (49.7) 168 (35.1) 0.001
   No 67 (21.5) 113 (36.3) 131 (42.1)  
Professionb     
   Doctor 94 (25.9) 139 (38.3) 130 (35.8) <0.001
   Nurse 21 (7.2) 144 (49.1) 128 (43.7) <0.001
   Health technician 16 (14.4) 55 (49.5) 40 (36.0) 0.407
   Other 10 (29.4) 15 (44.1) 9 (26.5) 0.128
Departmentb     
   Internal medical departments 89 (21.8) 153 (37.5) 166 (40.7) <0.001
   Surgical departments 31 (10.9) 148 (52.1) 105 (37.0) <0.001
   Basic medical sciences 15 (21.1) 30 (42.3) 26 (36.6) 0.742
   Other units 6 (20.7) 14 (48.3) 9 (31.0) 0.689
Perceived risk of swine flu     
   Yes 131 (20.7) 234 (36.9) 269 (42.4) <0.001
   No 12 (7.1) 121 (71.2) 37 (21.8)  
Ever vaccinated against seasonal influenza in the past 5 years     
   Yes 76 (24.9) 111 (36.4) 118 (38.7) <0.001
   No 65 (13.1) 241 (49.3) 184 (37.6)  
Vaccinated against seasonal influenza last year     
   Yes 49 (31.8) 48 (31.2) 57 (37.0) <0.001
   No 92 (14.3) 303 (47.2) 247 (38.5)  
  1. a Groups creating the difference according to Bonferroni's Post Hoc test
  2. b Each category compared with the total of other categories