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Table 2 Influenza vaccine uptake in 2018–2019 by healthcare workers’ knowledge attitudes and practices related to influenza vaccine-Tunisia, 2019

From: Knowledge, attitudes and uptake related to influenza vaccine among healthcare workers during the 2018–2019 influenza season in Tunisia

Variables N IVUa in 2018–2019 n (%) Crude OR [95% CI]b P value
Previous influenza vaccine uptake (in the 4 years preceding the 2018–2019 influenza season)     < 0.001
 Yes 339 143 (42.2) 13.9 [9.6–20.2]  
 No 884 44 (5.0) 1  
Availability of influenza vaccine for free at the health facility     < 0.001
 Yes 932 168 (18.0) 2.9 [1.7–4.9]  
 No 245 17 (6.9) 1  
HCWsc are a target group for influenza vaccination     < 0.001
 Yes 359 80 (22.3) 2.0 [1.5–2.8]  
 No 869 107 (12.3) 1  
Influenza vaccine is indicated annually for HCWs     < 0.001
 Agree 909 167 (18.4) 3.1 [1.9–4.9]  
 Others 311 21 (6.8) 1  
Confidence regarding influenza vaccine efficacy in preventing influenza among HCWs     < 0.001
 High confidence 421 111 (26.4) 3.5 [2.5–4.8]  
 Low confidence 791 74 (9.4) 1  
Willingness to vaccinate or recommend the influenza vaccine to patients     0.001
 Yes 969 166 (17.1) 3.3 [1.6–6.8]  
 No 135 8 (5.9) 1  
Influenza may result in severe illness or death     0.196
 Agree 980 156 (15.9) 1.3 [0.9–1.9]  
 Others 246 31 (12.6) 1  
HCWs can transmit influenza to their family members     0.018
 Agree 1125 180 (16.0) 2.5 [1.1–5.5]  
 Others 99 7 (7.1) 1  
Vaccination of HCWs can reduce influenza including severe illness and/or deaths in patients     0.001
 Agree 647 119 (18.4) 1.7 [1.2–2.3]  
 Others 579 68 (11.7) 1  
Influenza vaccine in this country should be mandatory for HCWs     < 0.001
 Agree 536 123 (22.9) 2.8 [2.1–3.9]  
 Others 687 65 (9.5) 1  
The influenza vaccine can cause a person to get sick with influenza     0.924
 Agree 594 90 (15.2) 1.0 [0.7–1.4]  
 Others 632 97 (15.3) 1  
Vaccinating HCWs may reduce work absenteeism     0.001
 Agree 672 123 (18.3) 1.7 [1.2–2.4]  
 Others 550 63 (11.5) 1  
  1. aInfluenza vaccine uptake
  2. bOdds ratio [95% Confidence Interval]
  3. cHealthcare workers