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Table 4 Perceived personal risk (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)
I catch the flu easily
 Agree, n (%) 75 (16) 10 (10.8) 22 (18.2) 19 (15.7) 24 (18) 0.431 1.613 (0.921, 2.824)
 Disagree, n (%) 292 (62.4) 59 (63.4) 78 (64.5) 80 (66.1) 75 (56.4) Reference
 Unsure, n (%) 101 (21.6) 24 (25.8) 21 (17.4) 22 (18.2) 34 (25.6)
If I don’t get vaccinated I will get sick with the flu
 Agree, n (%) 144 (30.8) 28 (30.1) 47 (38.8) 35 (28.9) 34 (25.6) 0.132 3.526 (2.158, 5.761)
 Disagree, n (%) 189 (40.4) 35 (37.6) 44 (36.4) 58 (47.9) 52 (39.1) Reference
 Unsure, n (%) 135 (28.8) 30 (32.3) 30 (24.8) 28 (23.1) 47 (35.3)
If I get sick with the flu I may infect my family
 Agree, n (%) 446 (95.3) 91 (97.8) 118 (97.5) 115 (95) 122 (91.7) 0.09 7.355 (2.66, 20.333)
 Disagree, n (%) 10 (2.1) 1 (1.1) 3 (2.5) 3 (2.5) 3 (2.3) Reference
 Unsure, n (%) 12 (2.6) 1 (1.1)   3 (2.5) 8 (6)
If I get sick with the flu I may infect my patients
 Agree, n (%) 431 (92.1) 89 (95.7) 118 (97.5) 107 (88.4) 117 (88) 0.008 4.092 (2.022, 8.282)
 Disagree, n (%) 15 (3.2) 2 (2.2)   7 (5.8) 6 (4.5) Reference
 Unsure, n (%) 22 (4.7) 2 (2.2) 3 (2.5) 7 (5.8) 10 (7.5)
  1. a p-value for association between survey item and profession