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Table 3 Healthcare workers' knowledge of Italian Ministry of Health recommendations concerning influenza prevention.

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)
For which high-risk categories is influenza prevention strongly recommended?      
   Asthma 1,374 (64.1) 570 (63.7) 279 (67.2) 210 (62.7) 315 (63.3)
   Chronic pulmonary diseases 1,728 (80.6) 752 (84.0) 325 (78.3)* 286 (85.4) 365 (73.3)*
   Hemodynamically significant cardiac diseases 1,188 (55.4) 509 (56.9) 234 (56.4) 180 (53.7) 265 (53.2)
   Metabolic diseases 665 (31.0) 308 (34.4) 130 (31.3) 109 (32.5) 118 (23.7)
   Chronic renal dysfunction 457 (21.3) 210 (23.5)^ 92 (22.2) 60 (17.9) 95 (19.1)
   Sickle cell anemia and other hemoglobinopathies 1,164 (54.3) 485 (54.2) 232 (55.9) 188 (56.1) 259 (52.0)
   Immunosuppressive disorder or therapy 1,140 (53.2) 476 (53.2) 219 (52.8) 185 (55.2) 260 (52.2)
   Long-term aspirin therapy 141 (6.6) 48 (5.4) 37 (8.9) 20 (6.0) 36 (7.2)
   People aged ≥ 65 years 1,681 (78.4) 732 (81.8)° 302 (72.8) 261 (77.9) 386 (77.5)
   HCWs 1,503 (70.1) 641 (71.6) 279 (67.2) 238 (71.0) 345 (69.3)
  1. Multiple answers were allowed. Percentages in parentheses. HCWs = healthcare workers. *p < 0.05 vs Medicine and Emergency Departments; ^p < 0.05 vs Emergency Department; °p < 0.05 vs Surgery Department; there were no other significant differences.