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Table 2 Reasons for not vaccinating against influenza using profession as the independent variable

From: An assessment of healthcare professionals’ knowledge about and attitude towards influenza vaccination in Freetown Sierra Leone: a cross-sectional study

Statements SA A DNK D SD β CI
There is lack of proper storage area for vaccines that’s why influenza vaccines is not available in the institution 187(26.7) 138(19.7) 142(20.3) 168(24.0) 65(9.3) 0.047 −0.25-0.113
It is not compulsory for health care professionals to get vaccinated for influenza 103(14.7) 194(27.7) 91(13.0) 209(29.8) 104(14.8) 0.071 −0.003-0.134
Influenza is not serious condition therefore not worth vaccinating 50(7.2) 83(11.9) 87(12.5) 352(50.5) 124(17.8) −0.061 −0.173-0.017
Influenza vaccines is costly that’s why not purchased normally 145(20.7) 247(35.3) 150(21.4) 104(14.9) 54(7.7) 0.150* 0.063–0.186
Not everyone is familiar with influenza vaccination 227(32.8) 353(50.0) 49(6.9) 36(6.9) 35(5.0) 0.154* 0.058–0.163
There is insufficient staff to administer vaccine 114(16.3) 118(16.9) 132(18.7) 270(38.6) 64(9.2) 0.037 −0.033-0.097
Side effects and safety concerns are hindering health care professionals to get vaccinated for influenza 115(16.5) 223(31.9) 158(22.6) 158(22.6) 45(6.4) −0.037 −0.091-0.031
I don’t like needles 174(24.9) 285(40.8) 33(4.7) 143(20.5) 63(9.0) −0.015 −0.082-0.054
  1. Logistic regression, * p-value <0.05 significant (Ref; physicians). (Other professions are shown in Table 1)