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Volume 11, Number 3—March 2005

Research

SARS Risk Perceptions in Healthcare Workers, Japan

Teppei Imai*, Ken Takahashi*Comments to Author , Tsutomu Hoshuyama*, Naoki Hasegawa†, Meng-Kin Lim‡, and David Koh‡
Author affiliations: *University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan; †Keio University, Tokyo, Japan; ‡National University of Singapore, Singapore

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Table 1

Demographic characteristics of respondents*

Variable n (%)
Age, y (mean 35.6 ± SD 11.2)
<35 3,963 (54.4)
>35 3,319 (45.6)
Sex
Women 5,077 (69.7)
Men 2,205 (30.3)
Job category
Physicians 1,370 (18.8)
Nurses 3,274 (45.0)
Others† 2,638 (36.2)
Tenure at this job, y (mean 11.1 ± SD 9.6)
<10 3,884 (54.1)
>10 3,292 (45.9)
Type of facility
University hospitals (4 facilities) 5,163 (70.9)
Municipal hospitals (2 facilities) 1,344 (18.5)
Private hospital (1 facility) 775 (10.6)
Total 7,282 (100.0)

*SD, standard deviation.
†Others include nursing assistant, social worker, pharmacist, clinical and radiologic technologist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, managerial staff, clerk, educational and research staff, building maintenance staff, cleaner, nutritionist, and licensed cook.

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