Table 2

Associations of attitudes and beliefs regarding pandemic influenza preparedness with projected likelihood of reporting to duty by local health department personnel.

Construct Agreement n(%)

Bivariate OR (95%CI)

Multivariate Model†OR (95%CI)


Perception of existing knowledge about public health impact of pandemic influenza

101 (33.4)

3.5 (2.1–5.9)

3.1 (1.8–5.5)

Confidence in personal safety

100 (33.8)

4.4 (2.6–7.6)

4 (2.2–7.2)

Family preparation

155 (51.7)

2.4 (1.5–3.8)

2.1 (1.2–3.4)

Health Department's perceived ability to provide timely information

195 (64.6)

2.4 (1.5–3.8)

2.3 (1.3–3.8)

Perception of the capacity to effectively communicate risk

80 (26.6)

7.1 (3.6–13.9)

6.6 (3.2–13.5)

Familiarity with one's role-specific response requirements

71 (23.1)

7.2 (3.5–14.7)

7.6 (3.4–16.9)

Perception of the importance of one's role in the agency's overall response

93 (31.1)

10.4 (5.3–20.3)

9.5 (4.6–19.9)

Perceived importance of preparedness training and education

254 (83.8)

3.8 (1.9–7.5)

3.4 (1.6–7.1)


* A score of 4 or 5 on the likert-type scale

† Adjusted for Age, Gender, Job Classification

Balicer et al. BMC Public Health 2006 6:99   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-6-99

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