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Table 5 Factors influencing perceived risk of influenza and final H1N1 vaccination status

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

  Perceived risk Vaccination status
Factor Yes No OR (95% CI) Vaccinated Not vaccinated OR (95% CI)
Age       
   <50 years 584 (80.6) 141 (19.4) 2.84 (1.64-4.93)a 214 (31.7) 462 (68.3) 2.13 (1.06-4.30)a
   50+ 35 (59.3) 24 (40.7) 1 10 (17.9) 46 (82.1) 1
Mean duration of work, yr       
   <5 years 182 (80.9) 43 (19.1) 1.50 (0.98-2.28) 74 (33.8) 145 (66.2) 1.15 (0.79-1.68)
   5-9 110 (83.3) 22 (16.7) 1.77 (1.04-2.99)a 43 (34.7) 81 (65.3) 1.20 (0.76-1.88)
   10-14 96 (82.1) 21 (17.9) 1.62 (0.94-2.77) 21 (20.4) 82 (79.6) 0.58 (0.34-1.00)
   15+ 215 (73.9) 76 (26.1) 1 83 (30.7) 187 (69.3) 1
Gender (n, %)       
   Male 201 (74.4) 69 (25.6) 1 82 (32.3) 172 (67.7) 1
   Female 433 (81.2) 100 (18.8) 1.49 (1.05-2.11)a 146 (29.6) 348 (70.4) 0.88 (0.64-1.22)
Having children       
   No 259 (83.5) 51 (16.5) 1 100 (34.1) 193 (65.9) 1
   Yes 361 (75.7) 116 (24.3) 0.61 (0.43-0.88)a 124 (28.2) 315 (71.8) 0.76 (0.55-1.05)
Profession       
   Doctor 264 (72.9) 98 (27.1) 1 131 (38.5) 209 (61.5) 1
   Nurse 253 (86.9) 38 (13.1) 2.47 (1.64-3.73)a 65 (24.5) 200 (75.5) 0.52 (0.36-0.74)a
   Health technician 86 (77.5) 25 (22.5) 1.28 (0.77-2.11) 25 (23.1) 83 (76.9) 0.48 (0.29-0.79)a
   Other 26 (76.5) 8 (23.5) 1.21 (0.53-2.76) 6 (18.8) 26 (81.3) 0.37 (0.15-0.92)a
Department       
   Internal medical departments 333 (81.8) 74 (18.2) 1 139 (35.5) 252 (64.5) 1
   Surgical departments 220 (78.0) 62 (22.0) 0.79 (0.54-1.15) 50 (19.1) 212 (80.9) 0.43 (0.30-0.62)a
   Basic medical sciences 49 (69.0) 22 (31.0) 0.50 (0.28-0.87)a 27 (41.5) 38 (58.5) 1.29 (0.75-2.20)
   Other units 22 (75.9) 7 (24.1) 0.70 (0.29-1.70) 11 (39.3) 17 (60.7) 1.17 (0.53-2.58)
Perceived risk of pandemic influenza       
   Does not perceive risk - - - 33 (21.7) 119 (78.3) 1
   Perceives the risk - - - 195 (32.8) 399 (67.2) 1.76 (1.16-2.69)a
Ever vaccinated against seasonal influenza in the past 5 years       
   No 359 (73.6) 129 (26.4) 1 121 (26.6) 334 (73.4) 1
   Yes 266 (87.5) 38 (12.5) 2.52 (1.70-3.73)a 106 (37.2) 179 (62.8) 1.64 (1.19-2.25)a
Vaccinated against seasonal influenza last year       
   No 491 (76.8) 148 (23.2) 1 163 (27.3) 434 (72.7) 1
   Yes 135 (87.7) 19 (12.3) 2.14 (1.28-3.58)a 62 (43.7) 80 (56.3) 2.06 (1.42-3.01)a
  1. a p < 0.05