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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of the study population and likelihood of reporting to work

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

Characteristic n(%)* Mean likelihood of working score Bivariate OR (95% CI) Multivariate OR (95% CI) §
Age     
16–30 180 (17.5) 57.2 Reference Reference
31–40 253 (24.6) 51.8 0.5 (0.2 – 0.9) 0.7 (0.3 – 1.4)
41–50 331 (32.1) 61.1 1.5 (0.9 – 2.6) 2.3 (1.2 – 4.4)
51+ 266 (25.8) 64.7 1.8 (1.0 – 3.0) 1.8 (0.9 – 3.5)
Gender     
Male 323 (31.5) 64.7 Reference Reference
Female 704 (68.5) 56.4 0.6 (0.4 – 0.9) 1.0 (0.7 – 1.6)
Job Category     
Doctor 122 (11.8) 67.0 Reference Reference
Nurse 134 (13.0) 49.3 0.3 (0.1 – 0.7) 0.3 (0.1 – 0.8)
Professions Allied to Medicine (PAM) 149 (14.4) 60.7 1.0 (0.5 – 1.8) 1.0 (0.5 – 1.9)
Ancillary 179 (17.3) 49.0 0.5 (0.2 – 0.9) 0.5 (0.2 – 0.9)
Manager 151 (14.6) 63.5 1.0 (0.6 – 1.9) 0.8 (0.4 – 1.6)
GP 141 (13.7) 71.4 1.3 (0.7 – 2.4) 1.4 (0.7 – 2.8)
Community HCW 156 (15.1) 55.7 0.5 (0.2 – 0.9) 0.5 (0.2 – 0.9)
Living Arrangements     
Live with children under 16 442 (43.1) 53.7 Reference Reference
No children under 16 389 (38.0) 64.5 2.6 (1.7 – 3.9) 1.9 (0.9 – 4.3)
Live alone 101 (9.9) 69.2 4.4 (2.6 – 7.6) 3.7 (1.6 – 9.0)
Share with friends 28 (2.7) 64.5 4.4 (1.8 – 10.6) 4.7 (1.5 – 15.5)
With parents/relatives 65 (6.3) 47.8 0.2 (0.1 – 1.3) 0.2 (0.1 – 1.5)
Caring Role(s)     
No children under 16 or elderly dependents 518 (50.2) 63.7 Reference Reference
Children <16 and/or elderly dependents 514 (49.8) 54.4 0.4 (0.3 – 0.6) 0.8 (0.4 – 1.7)
Nature of Employment     
Full Time 767 (74.7) 62.0 Reference Reference
Part Time 260 (25.3) 50.5 0.4 (0.2 – 0.6) 0.4 (0.3 – 0.8)
All Respondents 1032 (100%) 59.3   
  1. * Percentages may not total 100 due to missing responses
  2. § Adjusted for Age, Gender, Job Category, Living Arrangements, Caring Role(s) and Nature of Employment