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Table 2 Characteristics of Respondents who wanted COVID testing – Univariate and Multivariable Models

From: Healthcare workers’ perspectives on coronavirus testing availability: a cross sectional survey

  Wanted COVID-19 Test? (N=2501) Univariate Multivariable
  No
(n=1,105)
Yes (n=1,396) RR 95% CI P-value RR 95% CI P-value
Age in years, mean (SD) 42.31 (13.62) 38.31 (13.39) 0.91 .88, 93 P< 0.001 0.93 .90, .95 P < 0.001
Gender (%)
 Male 286 (47) 322 (53) Ref - 0.11    
 Female 819 (43) 1,074 (57) 1.07 .98, 1.17    
Race/Ethnicity (%)
 white 599 (43) 795 (57) Ref - 0.03 Ref - 0.03
 Non-white 327 (48) 351 (52) 0.91 .83, .99 0.92 .85, 1.00
 Missing 179 (42) 250 (58) 1.02 .93, 1.12 1.05 .96, 1.14
Massachusetts Resident (%)
 No 42 (40) 64 (60) Ref - 0.31    
 Yes 1,063 (44) 1,332 (56) 0.92 .79, 1.08    
Any use of public transportation to go to work during pandemic (%) N =1,085 N =1,354       
 No 873 (44) 1,098 (56) Ref - 0.70    
 Yes 212 (45) 256 (55) 0.98 .90, 1.08    
Living with others in household (%) N =1,094 N =1,393       
 No 115 (40) 176 (60) Ref - 0.09    
 Yes 979 (45) 1,217 (55) 0.92 .83, 1.01    
Marital Status (%) N =877 N =1,016       
 Single 559 (45) 693 (55) Ref - 0.06    
 Married 316 (50) 318 (50) 0.91 .83, .99    
 Other (Partnered/ Divorced/Widowed) 2 (29) 5 (71) 1.29 .81, 2.07    
Any worry related to finances (%)
 No 814 (45) 986 (55) Ref - 0.09    
 Yes 291 (42) 410 (58) 1.07 .99, 1.15    
Change in perceived quality of life (SD) -1.66 (2.21) -2.04 (2.25) 0.94 .91, .96 P < 0.001 0.95 .92, .98 0.00
Salary Categories in USD (%) N =1,102 N =1,395       
 ≤ $50,000 265 (45) 323 (55) Ref - 0.70    
 $50,001 - $75,000 296 (43) 393 (57) 1.04 .94, 1.15    
 $75,001 - $100,000 155 (41) 219 (59) 1.07 .95, 1.19    
 $100,001 - $150,000 220 (46) 261 (54) 0.99 .88, 1.10    
 $150,001 - $200,000 106 (46) 123 (54) 0.98 .85, 1.13    
 > $200,000 60 (44) 76 (56) 1.02 .86, 1.20    
Full-Time/Part-Time Employment (%)
 Part-Time 199 (37) 344 (63) Ref - P < 0.001 Ref - 0.00
 Full-Time 906 (46) 1,052 (54) 0.85 .79, .92 0.96 .88, 1.04
Years at Tufts Medical Center (%)
 < 1 year 175 (38) 280 (62) Ref - P < 0.001    
 1-5 year 468 (41) 677 (59) 0.96 0.88, 1.05    
 6-10 years 138 (54) 119 (46) 0.75 0.65, 0.87    
 > 10 years 324 (50) 320 (50) 0.81 0.73, 0.90    
Job Category (%)
 Nursing/Nursing Support 232 (34) 443 (66) Ref - P < 0.001 Ref - P < 0.000
 Admin (Research, Finance)/Facilities 364 (58) 267 (42) 0.64 .58, .72 0.74 .66, .83
 Executive 21 (49) 22 (51) 0.78 .58, 1.05 0.95 .69, 1.30
 Patient Care (RTa, PT/OTb, SLPc)/Patient Support (Pharmacy, Dietary, EVSd) 345 (45) 430 (55) 0.85 .78, .92 0.89 .82, .98
 Physicians 143 (38) 234 (62) 0.95 .86, 1.04 1.07 .96, 1.19
Employer Sponsored Insurance (%) N =1,098 N =1,389       
 No 271 (42) 373 (58) Ref - 0.21    
 Yes 827 (45) 1,016 (55) 0.95 .88, 1.03    
How much has employee's job changed (%) N = 1,104 N =1,395       
 Not at all/Don’t know 116 (57) 87 (43) Ref - P < 0.001 Ref - P < 0.001
 Somewhat 345 (50) 349 (50) 1.17 .98, 1.40 1.14 .95, 1.36
 A good deal/Very much 643 (40) 959 (60) 1.40 1.19, 1.65 1.24 1.05, 1.47
Does employee have second job (%) N =1,104 N =1,395       
 No 950 (45) 1,165 (55) Ref - 0.07    
 Yes 154 (40) 230 (60) 1.09 .99, 1.19    
Worried about using up sick leave/PTO e (%) N =1,085 N =1,374       
 No 560 (50) 566 (50) Ref - P < 0.001 Ref - P < 0.001
 Yes 525 (39) 808 (61) 1.21 1.12, 1.30 1.17 1.09, 1.26
  1. aRespiratory Therapist
  2. bPhysical Therapist/ Occupational Therapist
  3. cSpeech and Language Pathologist
  4. dEnvironmental Services
  5. ePaid Time Off