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Table 1 Knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding A(H1N1) pandemic influenza and A(H1N1) pandemic influenza vaccine

From: Canadian family physicians' and paediatricians' knowledge, attitudes and practices regarding A(H1N1) pandemic vaccine

  Strongly Disagree/Disagree Somewhat Disagree Somewhat Agree Agree/Strongly Agree
Family Physicans (n = 207)*     
A(H1N1) pandemic influenza ...     
Is a serious disease 4% 10% 32% 49%
Would occur frequently in Canada without vaccination 8% 10% 26% 52%
Generate a significant economic burden in Canada 4% 5% 17% 69%
A(H1N1) pandemic influenza vaccine will be...     
Safe 5% 10% 35% 38%
Effective 4% 9% 46% 26%
Well accepted by the public 6% 17% 35% 38%
Well accepted by vaccinators 3% 8% 26% 58%
I will recommend A(H1N1) pandemic vaccine to my patients 1% 6% 20% 68%
Paediatricians (n = 714)*     
A(H1N1) pandemic influenza ...     
Is a serious disease 3% 6% 27% 59%
Would occur frequently in Canada without vaccination 6% 6% 24% 59%
Generate a significant economic burden in Canada 2% 3% 15% 77%
A(H1N1) pandemic influenza vaccine will be...     
Safe 2% 6% 36% 43%
Effective 3% 6% 45% 28%
Well accepted by the public 5% 13% 34% 42%
Well accepted by vaccinators 2% 4% 21% 67%
I will recommend A(H1N1) pandemic vaccine to my patients 2% 3% 15% 75%
  1. *Due to missing responses, row percentages may not add up to 100%.