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Table 3 Variables associated with respondents intention to recommend A(H1N1) pandemic vaccine in multivariate regression analysis (N = 709) *

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

Variables Adjusted OR 95% CI P value
Paediatricians' intention to receive A(H1N1) themselves 8.65 4.27-17.14 <0.0001
Belief§ that A(H1N1) vaccine will be well accepted by vaccine providers 6.60 3.70-11.76 <0.0001
Belief§ that seasonal influenza vaccines are very useful to protect children health 2.84 1.58-5.10 0.0005
Belief§ that A(H1N1) pandemic influenza generate a significant economic burden in Canada 2.78 1.51-5.08 0.0010
Self-estimated sufficiency of knowledge on A(H1N1) vaccine 2.10 1.05-4.20 0.0351
Belief§ that A(H1N1) vaccine will be safe 2.10 1.13-3.90 0.0195
Belief§ that A(H1N1) pandemic influenza is a serious disease 2.09 1.13-3.88 0.0189
Belief§ that A(H1N1) pandemic influenza is a severe enough to take special precautions to prevent it 1.88 1.04-3.42 0.0377
Subset variable (before = 1, after = 0) 0.84 0.36-1.96 0.6864
  1. * Multivariate analyses; OR = odds ratio; CI = confidence interval; 205 physicians were excluded because of missing answers (170 before and 32 after)
  2. § Strongly agree, agree