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Table 1 Attitudes about Working when Sick, Related to Severity and Type of Illness

From: Attitudes about sickness presenteeism in medical training: is there a hidden curriculum?

  Agree or Strongly Agree P-Value
Totals Students Residents Faculty
I feel a professional obligation to come into work even when I am feeling sick. 60% 61% 84% 46% 0.02
I would come into work with …
 A cold (i.e., a mild upper respiratory infection without fever). 95% 96% 100% 92% 0.39
 The flu (i.e., fever, myalgias, and cough). 33% 35% 67% 14% 0.001
 A fever > 101.5. 13% 10% 37% 6% 0.003
 A fever < 101.5. 59% 65% 68% 42% 0.046
 Vomiting (1 or more episodes of vomiting within the last 8 h). 24% 15% 58% 22% 0.001
 Diarrhea (3 or more watery stools within the last 8 h). 28% 25% 58% 17% 0.004