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Table 2 Healthcare workers' opinions concerning influenza severity and epidemiology.

From: Influenza vaccination among healthcare workers in a multidisciplinary University hospital in Italy

Questions and answers Overall results
(No. = 2,143)
Medicine
(No.= 895)
Surgery
(No.= 415)
Emergency
(No.= 335)
Services
(No.= 498)
Do you consider influenza a potentially severe disease?      
   Yes 1,214 (56.6) 546 (61.0)* 203 (48.9) 198 (59.1)° 267 (53.6)
Which age group has the highest incidence of influenza-related complications?      
   Children aged <2 years 236 (11.0) 86 (9.6) 51 (12.3) 39 (11.6) 60 (12.1)
   Schoolchildren 97 (4.5) 46 (5.1) 19 (4.6) 10 (3.0) 22 (4.4)
   The elderly 1,810 (84.5) 763 (85.3) 345 (83.1) 286 (85.4) 416 (83.5)
Which age group has the highest incidence of influenza cases?      
   Children aged <2 years 285 (13.3) 99 (11.1)^ 53 (12.8) 46 (13.7) 87 (17.5)
   Schoolchildren 887 (41.4) 344 (38.4)°° 181 (43.6) 111 (33.1)°° 251 (50.4)
   The elderly 971 (45.3) 452 (50.5)°° 181 (43.6) 178 (53.2) 160 (32.1)
Are you afraid of avian influenza?      
   Yes 247 (11.5) 96 (10.7)^ 50 (12.0) 27 (8.1)^ 74 (14.8)
  1. Only one answer could be given to each question. Percentages in parentheses. *p < 0.05 vs Surgery, Emergency and Services Departments; °p < 0.05 vs Surgery Department; ^p < 0.05 vs Services Department; °°p < 0.0001 vs Surgery and Services Departments; there were no other significant differences.