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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the study population

From: Local public health workers' perceptions toward responding to an influenza pandemic

   Likelihood of Reporting
Characteristic n(%) Bivariate OR (95%CI) Multivariate OR†(95%CI)
Age    
20–30 20 (6.6) Reference Reference
30–40 48 (15.8) 1.2 (0.4–3.4) 0.9 (0.3–2.8)
40–50 102 (33.6) 1.3 (0.5–3.3) 0.8 (0.3–2.5)
50–60 107 (35.2) 1.3 (0.5–3.3) 0.9 (0.3–2.5)
Over 60 27 (8.9) 0.9 (0.3–3) 0.5 (0.1–1.9)
Gender    
Male 51 (17) Reference Reference
Female 249 (83) 0.7 (0.4–1.4) 0.6 (0.3–1.2)
Job Classification    
Technical/Support Staff 69 (22.4) Reference Reference
Public health official 7 (2.3) 2.6 (0.5–14.2) 1.9 (0.3–11)
Clinical staff (e.g., nurse, dentist, physician) 102 (33.1) 2.3 (1.2–4.4) 2.5 (1.3–4.7)
Public health communicable disease staff 12 (3.9) 3.1 (0.8–12.4) 3 (0.7–12.1)
Environmental health staff 39 (12.7) 0.9 (0.4–1.9) 0.6 (0.2–1.4)
Public Information Staff 8 (2.6) 0.3 (0.1–1.8) 0.4 (0.1–1.9)
Other Public Health Professional Staff (e.g., health educator, legal professional, financial officer, other) 71 (23.1) 0.7 (0.3–1.3) 0.6 (0.3–1.1)
  1. †Adjusted for Age, Gender, Job Classification