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Table 1 Parents’ perceptions and factors potentially related to rotavirus vaccine uptake (n = 1282)

From: Determinants of self-paid rotavirus vaccination status in Kanazawa, Japan, including socioeconomic factors, parents’ perception, and children’s characteristics

  Agree n, (%) Disagree n, (%) Uncertain
n, (%)
Perception
 I believe that RVGE is a serious disease 936 (73.0) 89 (6.9) 257 (20.0)
 I believe that the rotavirus vaccination is effective 846 (66.0) 45 (3.5) 391 (30.5)
 I worry about adverse reactions to the rotavirus vaccine 455 (35.5) 601 (46.9) 226 (17.6)
 I think that the rotavirus vaccine is expensive 1149 (89.6) 122 (9.5) 11 (0.9)
  Yes n, (%) No n, (%) Missing n, (%)
Recommendation
 Obstetric doctor recommended the rotavirus vaccine 125 (9.8) 1150 (89.7) 7 (0.5)
 Pediatrician recommended the rotavirus vaccine 579 (45.2) 696 (54.3) 7 (0.5)
 I read information about rotavirus vaccine in a city paper 838 (65.4) 436 (34.0) 8 (0.6)
 I read information about rotavirus vaccine in magazines and on the Internet 478 (37.3) 797 (62.2) 7 (0.5)
Socioeconomic status
 Household members ≥4 765 (59.7) 517 (40.3)  
 Siblings ≥2 712 (55.5) 570 (44.5)  
 Father’s age < 30 years 214 (16.7) 1033 (80.6) 35 (2.7)
 Mother’s age < 30 years 290 (22.6) 987 (77.0) 5 (0.4)
 Father’s education level ≥ university 700 (54.6) 582 (45.4)  
 Mother’s education level ≥ university 454 (35.4) 828 (64.6)  
 Mother has job 878 (68.5) 404 (31.5)  
Household income below \4,000,000 470 (36.7) 812 (63.3)  
Children’s characteristics
 Birth weight < 2500 g 116 (9.0) 1166 (91.0)  
 First child 601 (46.7) 675 (52.6) 6 (0.5)
 Have primary diseases 360 (28.1) 871 (67.9) 51 (4.0)
 Daycare use 714 (55.6) 529 (41.3) 39 (3.0)
Self-paid vaccine uptake
 Rotavirus vaccine 921 (71.8) 347 (27.1) 14 (1.1)
 Mumps vaccine 679 (53.0) 587 (45.8) 16 (1.2)
 Influenza vaccine 645 (50.3) 629 (49.1) 8 (0.6)
  1. RVGE rotavirus gastroenteritis
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