Table 3

Factors influencing attitudes toward getting vaccinated against pandemic influenza

Intention to get vaccinated


Factor

Yes

No

Indecisive

p


Mean age, yr

35.8 ± 8.9

35.7 ± 8.8a

33.9 ± 8.6a

0.016

Mean duration of work, yr

12.5 ± 9.4

12.6 ± 9.0

11.1 ± 8.9

0.084

Gender (n, %)

Female

72 (13.4)

246 (45.9)

218 (40.7)

<0.001

Male

71 (26.3)

110 (40.7)

89 (33.0)

Having children

Yes

73 (15.2)

238 (49.7)

168 (35.1)

0.001

No

67 (21.5)

113 (36.3)

131 (42.1)

Professionb

Doctor

94 (25.9)

139 (38.3)

130 (35.8)

<0.001

Nurse

21 (7.2)

144 (49.1)

128 (43.7)

<0.001

Health technician

16 (14.4)

55 (49.5)

40 (36.0)

0.407

Other

10 (29.4)

15 (44.1)

9 (26.5)

0.128

Departmentb

Internal medical departments

89 (21.8)

153 (37.5)

166 (40.7)

<0.001

Surgical departments

31 (10.9)

148 (52.1)

105 (37.0)

<0.001

Basic medical sciences

15 (21.1)

30 (42.3)

26 (36.6)

0.742

Other units

6 (20.7)

14 (48.3)

9 (31.0)

0.689

Perceived risk of swine flu

Yes

131 (20.7)

234 (36.9)

269 (42.4)

<0.001

No

12 (7.1)

121 (71.2)

37 (21.8)

Ever vaccinated against seasonal influenza in the past 5 years

Yes

76 (24.9)

111 (36.4)

118 (38.7)

<0.001

No

65 (13.1)

241 (49.3)

184 (37.6)

Vaccinated against seasonal influenza last year

Yes

49 (31.8)

48 (31.2)

57 (37.0)

<0.001

No

92 (14.3)

303 (47.2)

247 (38.5)


a Groups creating the difference according to Bonferroni's Post Hoc test

b Each category compared with the total of other categories

Arda et al. BMC Infectious Diseases 2011 11:87   doi:10.1186/1471-2334-11-87

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