Table 4

Comparison of exposed-HCWs by the risk level

Low risk n=295Moderate risk n=284High risk n=243P value
Age (years), median (min-max)29b (20-62)28b (20-56)31 (21-62)<0.001
Gender (Male)80 (35.9)73 (32.7)70 (31.4)0.72
Underlying disease*31a (10.5)34 a,b (12)46b (18.9)0.011
Profession<0.001
 Nurse171a (40.2)161a (37.9)93b (21.9)
 Doctor76a (42.2)61a (33.9)43a (23.9)
 Supportive personnel20a (22)38 b (41.8)33 b (36.3)
 Other auxiliary health personnel5a (7.6)10a (15.2)51b (77.3)
 Auxiliary health personnel14a (42.2)7a (21.2)12 (36.4)
 Administrative staff9a (33.3)7a (25.9)11 (40.7)
Taking part in direct patient care<0.001
 Yes281a (38.2)269a (36.5)186b (25.3)
 No14 (16.3%)15 (17.4%)57 (66.3%)
Exposed-index case<0.001
 Patient56a (19)146b (51.4)23c (9.5)
 HCW239a (81)138b (48.6)220c (90.5)
Risky exposed<0.001
 Intense contact1a (0.3)29 b (10.2)7c (2.9)
 Close contact294a (99.7)255b (89.8)236 c (97.1)
  • All data are given as a number (percentage) unless specifically stated.

  • a, b, c There is a difference between the groups indicated by different indices.

  • Bold values indicate statistical significance.

  • HCW, healthcare worker.