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Table 4 Levels of agreement on statements regarding the influenza vaccine

From: Influenza vaccination: opinions of health care professionals working in pediatric emergency departments

Statements regarding the influenza vaccine Role Not agreeing
(1 + 2)
Uncertain Agreeing
(4 + 5)
Total Mean + Standard Deviation (IC 95%)
% % %
I believe that my risk of contracting influenza is low Others 15 45.5 9 27.3 9 27.3 33 2.64 + 1.39 (2.14–3.13)
Nurses 64 45.7 36 25.7 40 28.6 140 2.75 + 1.29 (2.53–2.96)
Physician 273 82.5 20 6.0 38 11.5 331 1.73 + 1.13 (1.61–1.86)
Total 352 69.8 65 12.9 87 17.3 504 2.08 + 1.28 (1.96–2.19)
I believe that the risk of transmitting influenza to one of my patients is low Others 16 48.5 8 24.2 9 27.3 33 2.67 + 1.41 (2.17–3.17)
Nurses 81 57.9 28 20.0 31 22.1 140 2.45 + 1.27 (2.24–2.66)
Physicians 287 86.7 20 6.0 24 7.3 331 1.64 + 0.99 (1.53–1.74)
Total 384 76.2 56 11.1 64 12.7 504 1.93 + 1.17 (1.83–2.03)
I am afraid of ‘severe damages’ caused by the influenza vaccination Others 24 72.7 7 21.2 2 6.1 33 1.79 + 0.99 (1.44–2.14)
Nurses 106 75.7 16 11.4 18 12.9 140 1.91 + 1.22 (1.70–2.11)
Physicians 301 90.9 9 2.7 21 6.3 331 1.43 + 0.96 (1.27–1.59)
Total 431 85.5 32 6.3 41 8.1 504 1.59 + 1.06 (1.49–1.68)
Information on the influenza vaccine is limited Other 17 51.5 9 27.3 7 21.2 33 2.48 + 1.15 (2.07–2.89)
Nurses 57 40.7 32 22.9 51 36.4 140 2.65 + 1.36 (2.70–3.16)
Physicians 188 56.8 56 16.9 87 26.3 331 2.43 + 1.3 (2.21–2.57)
Total 262 52.0 97 19.2 145 28.8 504 2.57 + 1.32 (2.46–2.69)
I consider appropriate for the influenza vaccine to be required to work as Health care professionals Others 16 48.5 5 15.2 12 36.4 33 2.97 + 1.51 (2.48–3.46)
Nurses 48 34.3 32 22.9 60 42.9 140 3.11 + 1.46 (2.87–3.35)
Physicians 58 17.5 54 16.3 219 66.2 331 3.85 + 1.32 (3.63–4.07)
Total 122 24.2 91 18.1 291 57.7 504 3.59 + 1.42 (3.46–3.71)