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Table 3 Trends over time in reported reasons to accept or refuse vaccination (multiple answers possible)

From: Monitoring the level of government trust, risk perception and intention of the general public to adopt protective measures during the influenza A (H1N1) pandemic in the Netherlands

  Period 2 Period 3 MD 95% C.I. for MD
Reasons to accept vaccination (%)     
1. When people close to me become sick 21.7 20.7 - 0.02 (0.04) - 0.01
2. When the risk of infection increases 19.3 18.3 - 0.02 (0.04) - 0.01
3. When the risk of death increases 15.9 14.8 - 0.01 (0.03) - 0.02
4. When it really becomes a disaster 11.6 10.7 - 0.01 (0.03) - 0.02
5. If the government advises it/if the vaccine is safe and effective 8.3/8.3 6.2/6.6 - 0.02 (0.03) - 0.00
6. I probably will not or will never be
Vaccinated
8.1 12.2 0.04 0.02 - 0.06
Reasons to refuse vaccination (%)     
1. It is just a flu, not fatal, not necessary 28.5 33.1 0.030 0.00 - 0.06
2. Only if it is necessary 15.6 9.1 - 0.06 (0.08) - (0.04)
3. I do not or never get sick 8.9 12.3 0.03 0.00 - 0.04
4. I do not trust the vaccine 8.9 8.2 - 0.01 (0.03) - 0.00
5. I need more information 8.3 7.0 0.06 0.04 - 0.07
6. I am no risk group 8.0 14.2 - 0.01 (0.03) - 0.00
  1. MD = Mean difference with previous period; C.I. = Confidence Interval