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Table 1 Characteristics of the respondents by attitude towards vaccinating their children (Values are percentages of respondents)

From: Healthcare workers as parents: attitudes toward vaccinating their children against pandemic influenza A/H1N1

   Attitude towards vaccinating their children  
Characteristic of parents Total
(N = 389)
Vaccinated
(N = 82)
Not vaccinated
(N = 257)
Undecided
(N = 50)
p value
Gender      
Female 57.3 17.5 71.7 10.8 0.023
Male 42.7 25.9 58.4 15.7  
Occupation      
Doctor 27.5 32.7 55.1 12.1 0.004
Nurse 22.6 17.0 69.3 13.6  
Professional support staff 11.8 15.2 60.9 23.9  
Nonprofessional support staff 38.0 16.9 73.6 9.5  
Years of work in health services      
< 5 40.1 19.9 69.9 10.3 0.361
5-9 12.6 22.4 71.4 6.1  
10-14 15.7 21.3 63.9 14.8  
≥ 15 31.6 22.0 60.2 17.9  
Received pandemic influenza vaccine      
Yes 27.0 60.0 24.8 15.2 < 0.000
No 73.0 6.7 81.3 12.0  
Sources of information*      
WHO and/or CDC besides MoH 13.6 37.7 52.8 9.4 0.003
MoH 36.0 22.2 62.1 15.7  
Physicians (no any health authority) 19.0 23.0 62.2 14.8  
Only media (television/newspaper) 31.4 11.5 78.7 9.8  
Pandemic influenza A/H1N1 vaccine is safe      
Agree/strong agree 48.6 36.0 46.6 17.4 < 0.000
Disagree 55.6 7.0 84.5 8.5  
Vaccine is effective in preventing pandemic influenza      
Agree/strong agree 56.3 31.5 52.1 16.4 < 0.000
Disagree 43.7 7.7 84.1 8.2  
Trust the declarations and suggestions of Ministry of Health      
Yes 57.6 29.5 56.2 14.3 < 0.000
No 42.4 9.7 79.4 10.9  
  1. *MoH: Ministry of Health, WHO: World Health Organization, CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention