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Table 2 Paediatricians' knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding A(H1N1) pandemic influenza and vaccine (%)

From: A(H1N1) pandemic influenza and its prevention by vaccination: Paediatricians' opinions before and after the beginning of the vaccination campaign

  Before A(H1N1) vaccination campaign After A(H1N1) vaccination campaign
A(H1N1) pandemic influenza...   
Is severe enough to take special precautions to prevent it n = 704 n = 195
Somewhat agree 26.6 20.5
Agree 38.8 38
Strongly agree 24.3 34.9
Is a serious disease * n = 671 n = 193
Somewhat agree 28,2 16.6
Agree 37.7 43
Strongly agree 25 36.3
Would occur frequently in Canada without vaccination * n = 672 n = 190
Somewhat agree 25 14.2
Agree 36.9 36.8
Strongly agree 25.3 39
Generates a significant economic burden in Canada n = 682 n = 190
Somewhat agree 15.3 9.5
Agree 33.3 34.2
Strongly agree 46.6 51.1
In my medical practice or in my private life, I have had experience with severe A(H1N1) pandemic influenza n = 698 n = 193
Yes 59 81.3
A(H1N1) pandemic influenza vaccines will be/are...   
Safe * n = 615 n = 186
Somewhat agree 42 20.4
Agree 34.3 45.7
Strongly agree 15.5 31.7
Effective * n = 590 n = 187
Somewhat agree 54.6 25.1
Agree 27.1 43.9
Strongly agree 7.5 28.3
Well accepted by the public n = 677 n = 187
Somewhat agree 35.9 41.2
Agree 29.4 34.2
Strongly agree 15.1 6.4
Well accepted by vaccine providers * n = 671 n = 188
Somewhat agree 22.8 12.2
Agree 39.5 46.8
Strongly agree 31.7 37.2
I consider that my knowledge on the pandemic influenza (H1N1) vaccine is sufficient * n = 690 n = 193
Somewhat agree 31 19.2
Agree 21 37.3
Strongly agree 10.4 35.2
I will recommend the A(H1N1) pandemic vaccine to my patients* n = 671 n = 189
Somewhat agree 15.7 5.8
Agree 33.8 29.1
Strongly agree 46.1 62.4
  1. * Before/after differences statistically significant at p < 0.05