SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.27 issue2HIV/AIDS screening program in community pharmacies in the Basque Country (Spain)Registered prevalence of borderline personality disorder in primary care databases author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO
  • On index processSimilars in Google


Gaceta Sanitaria

Print version ISSN 0213-9111


OLALLA, Julián  and  GRUPO DE TRABAJO PARA EL ESTUDIO MARBEGRIP et al. Self-reported cases of influenza among Spanish healthcare workers during the 2009 influenza A(H1N1) pandemic. Gac Sanit [online]. 2013, vol.27, n.2, pp.167-170. ISSN 0213-9111.

Objectives: To describe the prevalence of influenza-like syndrome in winter 2009 and the factors associated with its occurrence. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out in 18 hospitals in Spain. Volunteers completed a health questionnaire in which they reported the occurrence of influenza-like syndrome and vaccination and demographic status. Results: A total of 1,289 healthcare workers participated. Of these, 72 (5.6%) reported influenza in their family, 195 (15.1%) had been vaccinated against the A/California/7/2009/H1N1 virus and 75 (5.8%, 95%CI: 4.5-7.1%) had been diagnosed with influenza like-syndrome. There were differences among regions. In logistic regression analysis, the following factors were associated with a higher prevalence of influenza-like syndrome: working in Madrid (OR=8.31, 95%CI: 1.05-65.39), the occurrence of cases of influenza in the family (OR=2.84, 95%CI: 1.41-5.73) and not having been vaccinated against influenza A (H1N1) (OR=2.68, 95% CI: 1.05-6.82). Conclusions: Differences in the prevalence of influenza-like syndrome were due to the occurrence of familiar cases and region. Vaccination against influenza A (H1N1) was associated with a lower prevalence of the disease.

Keywords : Healthcare workers; Influenza A (H1N1) 2009; Vaccination.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License