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Table 4 Reported willingness of survey participants to accept a pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza vaccine

From: Why do I need it? I am not at risk! Public perceptions towards the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 vaccine

Variable Stated acceptance of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 vaccine
  Yes (N = 343) % (n) No/will wait N = 269 % (n) Univariate analysis COR (CI95) [p value] Multivariate analysis AOR (CI95) [p value]
Gender     
   Men 40.8% (140) 39.1% (111) 1 -
   Women 58.3% (200) 52.8% (150) 0.9 (0.7-1.3) [0.7]  
   Not specified 0.9% (3) 2.8% (8) -  
Age group     
   18-34 53.6% (184) 43.7% (124) 1.4 (0.9-2.1) [0.2] -
   35-54 29.2% (100) 29.6% (84) 1.1 (0.7-1.7) [0.7]  
   55+ 16.3% (56) 18.0% (51) 1 [0.3]  
   Not specified 0.9% (3) 3.5% (10) -  
Ethnicity (Other) 35.6% (122) 23.6% (67) 1.7 (1.1-2.4) [0.01] 1.6 (1.0-2.4) [0.03] *
Received seasonal influenza vaccine in 08/09 37.6% (129) 16.9% (48) 2.7 (1.8-4.2) [<0.001] 2.7 (1.7-3.6) [<0.001]*
Personal risk† 21.3% (73) 12.0% (34) 1.9 (1.2-3.0) [0.005] -
Undertake ≥ 1 behavioural change due to H1N1 situation 60.6% (208) 41.2% (117) 2.0 (1.4-2.8) [<0.001] 1.8 (1.2-2.5) [0.003]*
Perceives H1N1 situation as serious 55.7% (191) 27.5% (78) 3.1 (2.2-4.4) [<0.001] 2.5 (1.7-3.6) [<0.001]*
  1. COR = Crude odds ratio; AOR = Adjusted odds ratio
  2. †"High to very high",
  3. * Adjusted for other variables in the model (gender, age, ethnicity, received vaccination for 2008/2009 seasons, risk for H1N1 flu perceived as high to very high, perceived affect on health as very to extremely affected,
  4. undertaken more than one behaviour change due to H1N1 and perception that H1N1 situation is serious