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Table 2 Associations of attitudes and beliefs regarding pandemic influenza preparedness with projected likelihood of reporting to duty by local health department personnel.

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

  Construct Agreement n(%) Bivariate OR (95%CI) Multivariate Model†OR (95%CI)
Perception of existing knowledge about public health impact of pandemic influenza 101 (33.4) 3.5 (2.1–5.9) 3.1 (1.8–5.5)
Confidence in personal safety 100 (33.8) 4.4 (2.6–7.6) 4 (2.2–7.2)
Family preparation 155 (51.7) 2.4 (1.5–3.8) 2.1 (1.2–3.4)
Health Department's perceived ability to provide timely information 195 (64.6) 2.4 (1.5–3.8) 2.3 (1.3–3.8)
Perception of the capacity to effectively communicate risk 80 (26.6) 7.1 (3.6–13.9) 6.6 (3.2–13.5)
Familiarity with one's role-specific response requirements 71 (23.1) 7.2 (3.5–14.7) 7.6 (3.4–16.9)
Perception of the importance of one's role in the agency's overall response 93 (31.1) 10.4 (5.3–20.3) 9.5 (4.6–19.9)
Perceived importance of preparedness training and education 254 (83.8) 3.8 (1.9–7.5) 3.4 (1.6–7.1)
  1. * A score of 4 or 5 on the likert-type scale
  2. † Adjusted for Age, Gender, Job Classification