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Table 3 Influence of OPD membership ratios on municipal vaccination coverage

From: Religious subgroups influencing vaccination coverage in the Dutch Bible belt: an ecological study

  N = 135 municipalities or geographical
entities with OPDs
N = 128 municipalities or geographical
entities with OPDs,
leaving out 7 outliers
Explaining variables Pearson multiple
regression
Pearson multiple
regression
  r p b t p r p b t p
Constant    97.15 313.20 <0.001    97.00 296.91 <0.001
% Restored Reformed Church* -0.45 <0.001 -0.37 -7.32 <0.001 -0.46 <0.001 -0.43 -4.97 <0.001
% Reformed Congregations* -0.63 <0.001 -0.49 -10.85 <0.001 -0.65 <0.001 -0.41 -6.78 <0.001
% Reformed Congregations in the Netherlands* -0.66 <0.001 -1.57 -9.17 <0.001 -0.61 <0.001 -1.70 -6.27 <0.001
% Old Reformed Congregations* -0.65 <0.001 -1.22 -6.83 <0.001 -0.61 <0.001 -1.37 -5.86 <0.001
% Christian Reformed Churches* -0.38 <0.001 -0.36 -4.00 <0.001 -0.14 ns#    
% Nonwestern immigrants** 0.23 <0.001 -0.07 -2.54 <0.05 0.17 <0.05 -0.06 -2.22 <0.05
% With income support** 0.22 <0.05     0.18 <0.05    
Level of urbanization*** 0.28 <0.001     0.24 <0.001    
Explained variance    85%    73%
  1. Results of bivariate correlation and multiple regression analysis, showing influence of OPD membership ratios, immigration, socio-economical status and urbanization on vaccination coverage (in municipalities and geographical entities with OPDs, and leaving out outliers)
  2. * % OPD = membership ratio of OPD = percentage of municipal population that is member of the named orthodox protestant denomination
  3. ** % = percentage of municipal population consisting of non western immigrants respectively percentage of municipal population with income support
  4. *** dichotomized variable: rural = 0, urban = 1
  5. # ns = not significant