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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of HCWs at Ministry of National Guard-Health Affairs in different regions of Saudi Arabia

From: An assessment of the level of concern among hospital-based health-care workers regarding MERS outbreaks in Saudi Arabia

  Eastern region no.(%) Central region no.(%) Western region no.(%) Total no.(%)
  361 (35.0) 461 (44.7) 209 (20.3) 1031 (100.0)
Gender
 Male 110 (30.5) 127 (27.5) 67 (32.1) 304 (29.5)
 Female 251 (69.5) 334 (72.5) 142 (67.9) 727 (70.5)
  χ2 = 1.665, df = 2, p = 0.435  
Age (years)
  ≤ 35 149 (41.3) 239 (51.8) 72 (34.4) 460 (44.6)
  > 35 212 (58.7) 222 (48.2) 137 (65.6) 571 (55.4)
 x ± SD 38.0 ± 9.4 35.4 ± 8.3 39.3 ± 9.2 37.1 ± 9.0
  χ2 = 20.119, df = 2, p < 0.001*  
Marital Status
 Single 110 (30.5) 172 (37.3) 71 (34.0) 353 (34.2)
 Married 251 (69.5) 289 (62.7) 138 (66.0) 678 (65.8)
  χ2 = 4.214, df = 2, p = 0.122  
Nationality
 Saudi 72 (19.9) 136 (29.5) 50 (23.9) 258 (25.0)
 Non Saudi 289 (80.1) 325 (70.5) 159 (76.1) 773 (75.0)
  χ2 = 10.024, df = 2, p = 0.007*  
Education Level
 BS 334 (72.5) 234 (64.8) 135 (64.6) 703 (68.2)
 Diploma 87 (18.9) 83 (23.0) 36 (17.2) 206 (20.0)
 MS/PHD 40 (8.6) 44 (12.2) 38 (18.2) 122 (11.8)
  χ2 = 15.98, df = 4, p = 0.003*  
Job title
 Physician 93 (25.8) 53 (11.5) 34 (16.3) 180 (17.5)
 Nursing 202 (56.0) 294 (63.8) 113 (54.1) 69 (59.1)
 Technician 60 (16.6) 47 (10.2) 45 (21.5) 152 (14.7)
 Pharmacy 5 (1.3) 35 (7.6) 12 (5.7) 52 (5.0)
 Administrative 1 (0.3) 32 (6.9) 5 (2.4) 38 (3.7)
  χ2 = 82.185, df = 8, p < 0.001*  
Direct patient contact
 Yes 331 (91.7) 411 (89.2) 173 (82.8) 915 (88.7)
 No 30 (8.3) 50 (10.8) 36 (17.2) 116 (11.3)
  χ2 = 10.672, df = 2, p = 0.005*  
  1. χ2 Pearson Chi-square test, df degree of freedom, BS Bachelor of Science, MS Master of Science, PHD Doctor of Philosophy