Table 1

Description of the study population within five areas of work, including background characteristics, COVID-19-risk management at the workplace and fear of infection and transmission

Eldercare
n=1735
Hospital/rehabilitation
n=340
Psychiatry
n=247
Childcare
n=161
Ambulance
n=140
P value
Percentage (%)Percentage (%)Percentage (%)Percentage (%)Percentage (%)
Covariates
Sex (women)9581818910<0.001
Age (years)<0.001
 ≤391410131142
 40–492319222436
 50–593940405517
 ≥60233124104
Job title<0.001
 Social and healthcare assistants and similar54697900
 Social and healthcare helpers and similar431800
 Ambulance personnel0000100
 Kitchen and cleaning personnel, and janitors330030
 Pedagogical helpers and assistants0.4014600
 Childminder000370
Region<0.001
 Capital region of Denmark2234222621
 Region Zealand and Region of Southern Denmark4239443867
 North Denmark Region and Central Denmark Region3728343612
Insecurity about guidelines concerning contact with clients/patients who are…
Infected12121110160.511
Potentially infected15141314140.937
Not infected9681090.648
Exposure to infection, access to test and personal protective equipment (PPE)
Exposure to infection<0.001
 No74769657
 Yes6346071
 Do not know2119253522
Lack of PPE211315829<0.001
Access to test<0.001
 Yes324534244
 No2322242425
 Do not know442839443
 I do not take care of critical functions143300
Communication and trust in workplace
Clear communication of guidelines86888684780.073
Feel secure regarding organisation and planning of my work76797983710.074
My workplace is well prepared to perform work tasks70797077780.003
The workplace pays attention to vulnerable employees4550566339<0.001
Fear of infection and transmission
Fear of being infection during work40383037490.003
Fear of transmitting infection from work to private the sphere52514553680.001
Fear of transmitting infection to clients during work5541383041<0.001