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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of participants (n = 223)

From: Viral and bacterial upper respiratory tract infection in hospital health care workers over time and association with symptoms

Variable Number Precent/mean SD
Gender
 Male 35 15.7
 Female 188 84.3
Age   36.7 (± 9.7 SD)
Profession
 Doctor 104 46.6
 Nurses 119 53.4
Education
 Undergraduate 37 16.6
 Graduate 159 71.3
 Post graduate 27 12.1
Smoking status
 Current/ex-smoker 11 4.9
 Never 212 95.1
Influenza vaccine
 Yes 48 21.5
 No 175 78.5
Medical conditionsa
 Yes 29 13.0
 No 194 87.0
High risk proceduresb
 Yes 143 64.1
 No 80 35.9
Ward
 Respiratory 99 44.4
 Paediatric 47 21.1
 Fever clinics 31 13.9
 Emergency/ Intensive medicationc 46 20.6
Hospital
 A 50 22.4
 B 55 24.7
 C 57 25.6
 D 61 27.4
  1. aInclude asthma, diabetes, immunosuppression and other
  2. bInclude suctioning of airways, endotracheal intubation, sputum induction, chest, physiotherapy bronchoscopy
  3. c45 cases in emergency and 1 in intensive medication unit