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Table 5 'Persuadability' score by demographic characteristics, and likelihood of being 'persuaded' to work in an influenza pandemic.

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

Characteristic n (%)* Mean persuadability score Bivariate OR (95% CI) Multivariate OR (95% CI)§
Age     
16–30 158 (17.9) 75.24 Reference Reference
31–40 238 (27.0) 71.13 0.8 (0.5 – 1.3) 0.9 (0.5 – 1.7)
41–50 273 (30.9) 68.93 0.7 (0.4 – 1.1) 0.7 (0.4 – 1.3)
51+ 213 (24.1) 65.76 0.8 (0.5 – 1.4) 0.9 (0.5 – 1.7)
Gender     
Male 263 (29.8) 66.87 Reference Reference
Female 615 (69.6) 71.27 1.3 (0.8 – 1.9) 1.3 (0.8 – 2.1)
Job Category     
Doctor 100 (11.3) 73.01 Reference Reference
Nurse 126 (14.3) 66.23 1.0 (0.5 – 2.0) 0.9 (0.4 – 2.0)
PAM 122 (13.8) 68.79 0.5 (0.2 – 1.2) 0.5 (0.2 – 1.1)
Ancillary 162 (18.3) 68.88 1.3 (0.7 – 2.6) 1.2 (0.6 – 2.5)
Manager 123 (13.9) 67.42 0.8 (0.4 – 1.7) 0.8 (0.4 – 1.7)
GP 109 (12.3) 69.71 0.7 (0.3 – 1.5) 0.9 (0.4 – 1.9)
Community HCW 141 (16.0) 75.49 1.7 (0.9 – 3.2) 1.4 (0.7 – 2.9)
Living Arrangements     
Live with children under 16 405 (45.9) 68.74 Reference Reference
No children under 16 315 (35.7) 71.84 1.4 (0.9 – 2.0) 2.2 (1.1 – 4.3)
Live alone 72 (8.2) 68.26 1.3 (0.7 – 2.5) 1.9 – (0.8 – 4.5)
Share with friends 20 (2.3) 54.96 1.0 (0.3 – 3.6) 1.5 (0.4 – 6.3)
With parents/relatives 64 (7.2) 74.23 2.0 (1.0 – 3.7) 2.6 (1.7 – 6.4)
Caring Role(s)     
No children under 16 or elderly dependents 418 (47.3) 70.35 Reference Reference
Children <16 and/or elderly dependents 465 (52.7) 69.51 0.9 (0.6 – 1.3) 0.5 (0.3 – 0.9)
Nature of Employment     
Full Time 638 (72.3) 70.34 Reference Reference
Part Time 241 (27.3) 68.83 0.7 (0.5 – 1.1) 0.7 (0.4 – 1.1)
All Respondents 883 (100%) 69.91   
  1. Mean 'persuadability' score by demographic characteristics, and likelihood of being 'persuaded' to work (amongst respondents with <100% likelihood of working)* 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