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Table 1 Demographic characteristics and knowledge sources of health professionals

From: Factors effecting influenza vaccination uptake among health care workers: a multi-center cross-sectional study

Participant opinions Vaccination compliant (n = 58)a Vaccination non-compliant (n = 570)a P
Demographics
 Age (years) 36.6 (±9.8) 28.9 (±8.2) <0.0001
 Gender (male) 28/58 (48.3 %) 190/570 (33 %) 0.025
 Working years 13.1 (±8.4) 6.5 (±6.5) <0.0001
Influenza related risk factors
 Having a chronic disease 7/49 (14.2 %) 13/546 (2.4 %) 0.001
 Living with a high risk person
 Living with a child aged <2 years 17/58 (29.3 %) 156/570 (27.4 %) 0.752
 Living with a person with a chronic disease 22/58 (37.9 %) 231/570 (40.5 %) 0.701
 Living with a person aged >65 years 22/58 (37.9 %) 122/570 (21.4 %) 0.004
 Living with a pregnant woman 7/58 (12.1 %) 78/570 (13.7 %) 0.732
Current information sources
 Newspaper and television 25/58 (43.1 %) 320/570 (56.1 %) 0.057
 Social media 17/58 (29.3 %) 267/570 (46.8 %) 0.011
 Health institutes 29/58 (50 %) 347/570 (60.9 %) 0.107
 Ministry of Health website 20/58 (34.5 %) 202/570 (35.4 %) 0.885
 Health websites 17/58 (29.3 %) 188/570 (33 %) 0.570
 WHO and CDC websites 24/58 (41.4 %) 112/570 (19.6 %) 0.0001
 Flu platform 7/57 (12.1 %) 48/570 (8.4 %) 0.349
 Colleagues 27/58 (46.6 %) 287/570 (50.4 %) 0.581
 No information received 1/58 (1.7 %) 53/570 (9.3 %) 0.049
Preferred information source
 Newspaper and television 21/58 (36.2 %) 231/570 (40.5 %) 0.523
 Social media 14/58 (24.1 %) 206/570 (36.1 %) 0.068
 Health institutes 35/58 (60.3 %) 367/570 (64.4 %) 0.541
 Ministry of Health website 27/58 (46.6 %) 300/570 (52.6 %) 0.337
 Health websites 19/58 (32.8 %) 186/570 (32.6 %) 0.984
 WHO and CDC websites 26/58 (44.8 %) 197/570 (34.6 %) 0.120
 Via e-mail 23/58 (39.7 %) 194/570 (34 %) 0.391
 Flu platform 14/58 (24.1 %) 115/570 (20.2 %) 0.477
 Via mail to personal address 13/58 (22.4 %) 120/570 (21.1 %) 0.830
  1. *p value for comparisons
  2. aNumber of participants strongly agreeing or agreeing / total number of responses (percentage strongly agreeing or agreeing)