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Table 4 Factors affecting compliance with public health measures during an influenza pandemic

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
Will comply with quarantine measures      
   Age group <40 years 438 0.72 0.54 0.97 <0.05
   Female 581 0.74 0.52 1.06 NS
   Pandemic influenza "very serious" 655 1.58 1.13 2.22 <0.05
   Pandemic influenza "somewhat serious" 101 0.62 0.43 0.91 <0.05
   Incorrect knowledge 407 0.63 0.47 0.84 <0.05
   Incorrect knowledge (only "large outbreak") 387 0.65 0.49 0.87 <0.05
Very unhappy about quarantine      
   Have children 116 0.72 0.54 0.98 <0.05
   Age group <40 years 190 1.54 1.13 2.09 <0.05
   Incorrect knowledge 172 1.33 0.99 1.80 <0.05
   Inappropriate work practice 62 1.48 0.99 2.21 <0.05
Will take antivirals as directed      
   Medical/nursing 638 1.28 0.90 1.81 NS
   Will comply with quarantine measures 665 1.93 1.38 2.70 <0.05
Will give antivirals to family (all/some)      
   Female 45 0.49 0.29 0.84 <0.05
   Have children 41 1.81 1.09 3.00 <0.05
   Medical/nursing 40 0.46 0.27 0.77 <0.05
   Ancillary/support staff 14 2.06 1.06 3.98 <0.05
   Very unhappy about quarantine 25 1.76 0.95 3.26 <0.05