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Table 2 Factors involved in the decision to get vaccinated during 2011–2012 influenza season among Italian MRs (n = 2506)

From: Could university training and a proactive attitude of coworkers be associated with influenza vaccination compliance? A multicentre survey among Italian medical residents

Explored item or dimension Vaccine uptake during the 2011-2012 seasone
  Adj OR
(95 % CIs)
Main specialty duties  
 - clinical Referent
 - surgical 0.92 (0.69–1.27)d
 - diagnostic 1.22 (0.85–1.56)d
Adherence to 2011/2012 seasonal influenza vaccination among tutors  
 - none of tutors Referent
 - do not know 4.27 (1.32–13.75)c
 - yes (≤90 %, ≤ 50 %, ≥ 25 %) 4.4 (1.35–14.26)c
Adherence to 2011/2012 seasonal influenza vaccination among other MRs  
 - none of tutors Referent
 - do not know 1.59 (0.83–3.06)d
 - yes (≤90 %, ≤ 50 %, ≥ 25 %) 2.2 (1.14–4.23) c
Knowledge about the influenza vaccine virus composition for 2011-2012 season  
 - do not know Referent
 - erroneous information 1.46 (0.97–2.21)d
 - correct information 2.43 (1.64–2.58)a
Main informative sources on influenza vaccination  
 - not interested Referent
 - none 2.48 (1.38–4.45)b
 - others (mass media, blog, internet, facebook, etc…) 1.81 (0.77–4.3)d
 - recommendation of Health Minister/International Authorities, scientific sources 6.96 (3.38–14.36)a
  1. ap < 0.001, bp < 0.01, cp < 0.05, dp ≥ 0.05
  2. eAdjusted for age, sex, year of graduation, year of residency, geographic setting, training quality on influenza and influenza vaccination during degree and post graduate medical school