Table 4

Predictors of likelihood of working under different circumstances

Circumstances:

"How likely is it that you would work if... ?" * §

Gender

Job Type

Carer

Work Type (FT/PT)

Age Group

Living Arrangements


There was a greater than usual risk of becoming infected at work and falling ill yourself

0.454

<0.001

0.106

0.129

0.005

0.812

There was a greater than usual risk of infecting your family

0.289

<0.001

0.379

0.004

<0.001

0.274

Your partner fell ill

0.056

<0.001

0.185

0.726

0.074

0.037

Your children fell ill

<0.001

0.022

0.325

0.002

0.108

0.912

Schools/nurseries were closed or childcare services disrupted

0.038

0.365

0.336

<0.001

0.002

0.043

You were asked to take on duties for which you have not been trained

0.691

<0.001

0.448

0.572

0.267

0.029

You were asked to work more hours

0.997

0.077

0.100

0.015

0.014

0.461

You were asked to work at a different site to normal

0.757

<0.001

0.340

0.038

0.102

0.061

You had to decide who not to treat/care for

0.005

<0.001

0.067

0.445

0.751

0.012

You had to work with untrained volunteers or workers brought out of retirement

0.932

<0.001

0.961

0.836

0.470

0.282

There was a shortage of fuel leading to disruption of transport

0.278

0.200

0.541

0.203

0.402

0.182

Your colleagues were dying

0.189

<0.001

0.497

0.695

0.002

0.625


* P values: Bonferroni correction factor applied to account for multiple testing: cut-off for significance adjusted to 0.003

§ Regression model adjusted for Gender, Job Type, Caring Role(s), Work Type, Age Group and Living Arrangements

Damery et al. BMC Public Health 2009 9:142   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-9-142

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