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Table 3 Sources for information about influenza vaccination.

From: Factors associated with influenza vaccination status of residents of a rural community in Japan

Age group < 18 years (n = 141) 18 to 64 years (n = 634) ≥65 years (n = 366)
Information sources Vac* Unvac OR (95%CI) p Vac Unvac OR (95%CI) p Vac Unvac OR (95%CI) p
1. Newspapers/magazines 13 26 0.59 (0.14, 2.44) 0.47 52 157 0.55 (0.30, 1.02) 0.058 87 48 0.33 (0.15, 0.76) 0.009
2. TV/radio 22 37 1.27 (0.39, 1.13) 0.68 72 219 0.43 (0.25, 0.74) 0.025 105 48 0.81 (0.36, 1.83) 0.61
3. Internet 1 3 0.62 (0.01, 33.6) 0.81 5 15 1.02 (0.16, 6.40) 0.97 0 0 - -
4. Medical facilities 22 15 4.21 (1.17, 15.1) 0.027 68 128 1.28 (0.74, 2.20) 0.37 135 20 6.18 (2.42, 15.7) < 0.001
5. Town office 10 8 2.04 (0.35, 11.6) 0.42 36 79 0.98 (0.50, 1.90) 0.95 143 26 5.59 (2.26, 13.8) < 0.001
6. Public health center 0 0 - - 2 4 0.77 (0.03, 17.7) 0.87 6 2 1.07 (0.06, 19.1) 0.96
7. School 9 22 0.37 (0.09, 1.53) 0.17 3 12 0.25 (0.02, 2.21) 0.21 1 0 - -
8. Family 20 22 3.07 (0.95, 9.82) 0.058 43 84 1.04 (0.56, 1.93) 0.88 49 11 3.29 (1.01, 10.6) 0.046
9. Acquaintances/friends 5 12 0.75 (0.15, 3.78) 0.73 19 51 0.62 (0.27, 1.41) 0.25 25 16 0.73 (0.22, 2.36) 0.60
10. Workplaces 0 2 - - 45 44 2.40 (1.22, 4.75) 0.011 2 0 - -
11. Almost none 0 7 - - 1 32 0.04 (0.01, 0.34) 0.003 2 3 0.49 (0.06, 3.59) 0.048
  1. * Vac: Vaccinated, Unvac: Unvaccinated, OR: Odds ratio, CI: Confidence interval.
  2. -: Not available because of no respondents in vaccinated or unvaccinated group.
  3. Note: ORs were calculated using a multivariate analysis adjusting for gender and year of survey, and values for response to information sources were weighted by the reciprocal of the number of sources selected by the respondent.