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Table 3 Results from univariate analysis of work practice in different scenarios

From: "Will they just pack up and leave?" – attitudes and intended behaviour of hospital health care workers during an influenza pandemic

Scenario No. OR Lower Upper P value
Work avoidance      
Patient on ward has pandemic influenza      
   Female 45 1.45 0.69 3.13 NS
   Have children 19 0.68 0.37 1.24 NS
   Pandemic influenza "very serious" 43 0.77 0.39 1.53 NS
   Medical/nursing 36 0.59 0.32 1.09 NS
Colleague died of pandemic influenza      
   Female 57 1.11 0.60 2.06 NS
   Have children 31 1.31 0.79 2.18 NS
   Medical/nursing 46 0.50 0.30 0.83 <0.05
   Incorrect knowledge 50 0.57 0.34 0.95 <0.05
Inappropriate work practice      
Staff shortage/participant unwell      
   Age <40 years 158 2.66 1.85 3.83 <0.05
   Incorrect knowledge 135 1.51 1.08 2.11 <0.05
   Pandemic influenza "very serious" 164 0.58 0.39 0.86 <0.05
   Pandemic influenza "somewhat serious" 45 1.75 1.14 2.69 <0.05
   Medical/nursing 143 0.66 0.47 0.94 NS
   Ancillary/support staff 31 1.52 0.92 2.48 <0.05