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Table 4 Lead nurses versus non-lead nurses’ attitudes regarding syndromic surveillance

From: Missouri K-12 school collection and reporting of school-based syndromic surveillance data: a cross sectional study

Statement All Nurses Lead nurse vs. Not lead nurse
  N = 133 N = 133
   Not lead nurse N = 78 Lead nurse N = 55 Lead nurse vs. not lead nurse
  Strongly agreed or agreed % (n) Strongly agreed or agreed % (n) Strongly agreed or agreed % (n) p valuea
School syndromic surveillance data collection is important 79.7 (106) 80.8 (63) 78.2 (43) NS
School syndromic surveillance data can aid in rapid identification of a biological event 75.9 (101) 75.6 (59) 76.4 (42) NS
I have time to collect syndromic surveillance data 69.9 (93) 76.9 (60) 60.0 (33) < .05
My school has the resources needed to collect syndromic surveillance data 58.6 (78) 67.9 (53) 45.5 (25) < .01
I know how to collect syndromic surveillance data for my school 51.1 (68) 50.0 (39) 52.7 (29) NS
Our local health department is interested in collecting school syndromic surveillance data 45.1 (60) 47.4 (37) 41.8 (23) NS
My school administrators support syndromic surveillance data collection 35.3 (47) 35.9 (28) 34.5 (19) NS
I know how to analyze syndromic surveillance data 29.3 (39) 24.4 (19) 36.4 (20) NS
  1. NS Non-significant
  2. aDetermined by the Chi-square or Fisher’s exact test (when cell size ≤ 5)