Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 1 Survey response rates by occupational category and analysis of non-response bias (age, gender)

From: Will the NHS continue to function in an influenza pandemic? a survey of healthcare workers in the West Midlands, UK

Job category Surveys sent Number returned Response rate (%) Non-response bias, gender* Non-response bias, age group
Doctors 500 122 24.4 X2 = 0.03; p = 0.863 X2 = 4.38; p = 0.223
Nurses 300 134 44.7 X2 = 0.03; p = 0.863 X2 = 6.13; p = 0.106
Professions Allied to Medicine (PAM) 300 149 49.7 X2 = 0.32; p = 0.572 X2 = 6.29; p = 0.098
Ancillary 500 179 35.8 X2 = 1.09; p = 0.297 X2 = 4.04; p = 0.257
Manager 300 151 50.3 X2 = 0.02; p = 0.888 X2 = 4.82; p = 0.186
GP 600 141 23.5 No data No data
Community HCW 500 156 31.2 X2 = 0.49; p = 0.484 X2 = 3.77; p = 0.287
All respondents 3000 1032 34.4 X2 = 1.98; p = 0.159 X2 = 3.77; p = 0.287
  1. * Information on the gender and age group of survey recipients was not provided on the database of GPs supplied by the PCT