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Table 2 Demographic data, opinion regarding influenza and vaccination rates in 300 HCWs of three University Departments

From: Sustained low influenza vaccination in health care workers after H1N1 pandemic: a cross sectional study in an Italian health care setting for at-risk patients

  HCWs:
  Staff physicians Residents Nurses Othersa p
Number 45 87 136 32  
Males, n (%) 21 (46.7) 21 (24.1) 28 (20.6) 6 (18.7) -
Mean age in years ± SD (range) 50 ± 9.3 (32–72) 28.7 ± 2.9 (25–44) 52.1 ± 7.4 (28–62) 43.1 ± 12.9 (24–60) -
Are you afraid of H1N1 flu?, n (%) 19 (42.2) 11 (12.6) 49 (36) 13 (40.6) 0.0002
Are you more afraid of H1N1 flu than seasonal flu?, n (%) 24 (53.3) 16 (18.4) 39 (28.7) 12 (37.5) 0.0004
Which were the sources of information on H1N1 flu?, n (%)b
- Television/newspapers 17 (37.8) 25 (28.7) 88 (64.7) 20 (62.5) <0.0001
- Scientific web-sites 24 (53.3) 56 (64.4) 25 (18.4) 17 (53.1) <0.0001
- Physicians of my hospital 27 (60) 58 (66.7) 68 (50) 18 (56.2) NS
- My primary care provider 9 (20) 4 (4.6) 24 (17.6) 2 (6.2) 0.01
- Other sources 15 (33.3) 1 (1.1) 5 (3.7) 2 (6.2) <0.0001
- No information 6 (13.3) 7 (8) 4 (2.9) 1 (3.1) NS
Did you receive seasonal flu vaccination this year?, n (%) 13 (28.9) 19 (21.8) 11 (8.1) 8 (25) 0.001
Did you receive H1N1 flu vaccination?, n (%) 27 (60) 41 (47.1) 37 (27.2) 8 (25) <0.0001
H1N1 vaccination rate in HCWs aged ≤35 years (%) 4 (14.8) 40 (97.6) 1 (2.7) 1 (12.5) <0.0001
H1N1 vaccination rate in HCWs aged >35 years (%) 23 (85.2) 1 (2.4) 36 (97.3) 7 (87.5) <0.0001
  1. aOthers include receptionists, clinical administrators and biologists
  2. bMore answers were possible
  3. HCW = health care workers