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Table 2 Demographic data and VZV serostatus of 1804 healthcare workers

From: Nosocomial transmission of chickenpox and varicella zoster virus seroprevalence rate amongst healthcare workers in a teaching hospital in China

Variable Total no. (%) VZV antibodies results
Positive no.(%) Negative no.(%) P value
Gender 0.353
 Male 215 (11.9) 186 (86.5) 29 (13.5)  
 Female 1589 (88.1) 1409 (88.7) 180 (11.3)  
Age < 0.01
 ≤25 809 (44.9) 689 (85.2) 120 (14.8)  
 25–35 859 (47.6) 780 (90.8) 79 (9.2)
 ≥36 136 (7.5) 126 (92.6) 10 (7.4)
Occupation 0.382
 Physician 153 (8.5) 133 (86.9) 20 (13.1)  
 Nurse 1238 (68.6) 1097 (88.6) 141 (11.4)  
 Technician 221 (12.3) 190 (86.0) 31 (14.0)  
 Non-clinical workers 192 (10.6) 175 (91.1) 17 (8.9)
Total 1804 1595 (88.4%) 209 (11.6%)