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Table 2 Characteristics of orthodox protestant parents participating in study

From: How orthodox protestant parents decide on the vaccination of their children: a qualitative study

  Total Traditionally NON-vaccinating parents Deliberately NON-vaccinating parents Deliberately vaccinating parents4 Traditionally vaccinating parents
Participating families 27 8 6 9 4
Interviewee(s)      
Mother 21 7 4 8 2
Father 3 1 1 0 1
Both parents 3 0 1 1 1
Vaccination coverage for denomination[20]
High1 3 0 1 2 0
Intermediate2 14 0 4 6 4
Low3 10 8 1 1 0
Number of children
1-2 11 2 2 5 2
3-4 8 3 2 1 2
5-11 8 3 2 3 0
  1. 1 Protestant Church in the Netherlands, Reformed Bond, and Christian Reformed Churches.
  2. 2 Restored Reformed Church and Reformed Congregations.
  3. 3 Reformed Congregations in the Netherlands and Old Reformed Congregations.
  4. 4 Two families stopped vaccination because of the occurrence of unexpected medical events; they are nevertheless included here.