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Table 2 Knowledge concerning influenza disease (N = 468)

From: Influenza vaccination motivators among healthcare personnel in a large acute care hospital in Israel

  All Nurses Doctors Allied health professionals Others p-valuea OR for vaccination (95 % CI)
Influenza is widespread and can affect any person at any age
 Agree, n (%) 459 (98.1) 92 (98.9) 120 (99.2) 120 (99.2) 127 (95.5) 0.085 0.981 (0.242, 3.974)
 Disagree, n (%) 1 (0.2) 1 (1.1)     Reference
 Unsure, n (%) 8 (1.7)   1 (0.8) 1 (0.8) 6 (4.5)
Influenza can have severe complications including death
 Agree, n (%) 435 (92.9) 86 (92.5) 120 (99.2) 110 (90.9) 119 (89.5) 0.015 2.215 (1.087, 4.513)
 Disagree, n (%) 9 (1.9) 3 (3.2)   2 (1.7) 4 (3) Reference
 Unsure, n (%) 24 (5.1) 4 (4.3) 1 (0.8) 9 (7.4) 10 (7.5)
Hospital workers are at increased risk of contracting influenza because of their job
 Agree, n (%) 385 (82.3) 73 (78.5) 114 (94.2) 96 (79.3) 102 (76.7) 0.001 5.755 (3.449, 9.602)
 Disagree, n (%) 25 (5.3) 8 (8.6) 1 (0.8) 9 (7.4) 7 (5.3) Reference
 Unsure, n (%) 58 (12.4) 12 (12.9) 6 (5) 16 (13.2) 24 (18)
  1. a p-value for association between survey item and profession