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Table 3 Univariate analysis and multivariate logistic regression model of Covid-19 vaccine acceptance and demographic variables

From: Examining Australian public perceptions and behaviors towards a future COVID-19 vaccine

  Covid-19 vaccine acceptance
n (%)
Unadjusted ORs
(95% CI)
P value Adjusted ORs
(95% CI)
P value
Gender
 Male 529 (78.0) REF   REF  
 Female 614 (83.0) 1.4 (1.1–1.8) 0.02 1.4 (1.1–1.8) 0.03
 Other* 0 (0.0)   
Age (years)
 18–29 226 (76.6) REF   REF  
 30–49 401 (78.9) 1.1 (0.8–1.6) 0.44 1.0 (0.7–1.3) 0.89
 50–69 336 (80.2) 1.2 (0.9–1.8) 0.25 1.0 (0.7–1.5) 0.84
 70+ 180 (90.9) 3.1 (1.8–5.3) < 0.001 2.3 (1.2–4.1) 0.008
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
 Yes 32 (68.1) 2.0 (1.1–3.7) 0.03 0.7 (0.3–1.3) 0.20
 No 1111 (80.9) REF   REF  
Country of birth
 Australia 871 (79.5) REF 0.07 1.3 (0.9–1.8) 0.18
 Other 272 (84.0) 1.4 (1.0–1.9)    
Employment status
 Not working 488 (82.6) REF 0.09 REF 0.77
 Working full/part time 655 (79.0) 0..8 (0.6–1.0)   0.9 (0.7–1.3)  
Educational attainment
 Year 10 or below 122 (75.8) REF   REF  
 High school 192 (81.7) 1.4 (0.9–2.3) 0.15 1.5 (0.9–2.5) 0.12
 Trade/apprenticeship/cert 396 (82.0) 1.5 (0.9–2.2) 0.08 1.5 (1.0–2.4) 0.07
 University degree 433 (80.0) 1.3 (0.8–1.9) 0.24 1.3 (0.8–2.1) 0.25
Employment status
 Not working 488 (82.6) REF   REF  
 Working full/part time 655 (79.0) 0.8 (0.6–1.0) 0.09 1.0 (0.7–1.3) 0.84
Children in household
 Attending childcare/school 167 (78.8) 0.9 (0.6–1.3) 0.49 Not included in the model
 Not attending childcare/ school or no children 976 (80.8) REF   
Travelled internationally in 2020
 Yes 166 (74.2) REF   REF  
 No 977 (81.6) 1.5 (1.1–2.1) 0.02 1.5 (1.0–2.1) 0.05
Have private health insurance
 Yes 693 (83.5) 1.6 (1.2–2.0) 0.001 1.7 (1.3–2.3) < 0.001
 No 450 (76.3) REF   REF  
Health rating
 Very good/good 809 (80.2) 1.1 (0.7–1.8) 0.69 Not included in the model
 Moderate 242 (82.3) 1.3 (0.7–2.2) 0.38  
 Poor/very poor 92 (78.6) REF   
Chronic health condition
 Present 307 (84.6) 1.4 (1.1–2.0) 0.02 1.4 (1.1–2.0) 0.04
 None 836 (79.1) REF   REF  
  1. Values in bold are statistically significant (P < 0.05)
  2. *Not included in comparison due to small numbers
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