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Table 2 Comparison of personal needs and obligations of clinical versus nonclinical staff

From: Health care workers and disaster preparedness: barriers to and facilitators of willingness to respond

Personal needs item Clinical (%) Non-clinical (%) OR (95 % CI)
I have the following responsibilities (n = 987) (n = 512)  
Caring for their children† 58.9 48 0.64 (0.51-0.80)
Caring for the elderly 17.2 17.6 1.02 (0.76-1.38)
Pets† 36.1 30.1 0.76 (0.59–0.96)
Alternative/second job 16.2 15.4 0.94 (0.69–1.28)
Other 12.8 16.2 1.31 (0.95–1.80)
I would need assistance with: (n = 1,112) (n = 647)  
Child care† 39.1 27.5 0.59 (0.47–0.73)
Transportation 11.2 12.7 1.14 (0.84–1.55)
Pet care† 23.2 16.5 0.65 (0.50–0.84)
Home care for elderly 8.5 10.2 1.21 (0.86–1.71)
Home-related needs 7.6 6.2 0.79 (0.52–1.19)
N/A† 34.0 43.4 1.49 (1.21–1.82)
I would utilize services offered by the hospital: (n = 1,097) (n = 656)  
Child care (onsite) † 25.8 20.7 0.75 (0.59–0.95)
Transportation 21.0 22.9 1.11 (0.87–1.41)
Pet care† 18.9 12.4 0.60 (0.45–0.80)
Home care for elderly 7.8 7.8 0.99 (0.67–1.44)
Home-related needs 8.2 7.9 0.97 (0.66–1.41)
Other 3.5 4.4 1.28 (0.75–2.17)
  1. †Indicates a significant result, P < 0.05. CI, confidence interval.