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Table 3 Potential determinants for parents less likely to accept any remaining vaccinations for their childa (N = 1744)

From: Participation in and attitude towards the national immunization program in the Netherlands: data from population-based questionnaires

Variables (N) Parents who reported less likely to accept any remaining vaccinations for their child in % Crudeb OR Adjusted OR (95% CI)
   (95% CI)  
Age (yrs)    
0-4 (1237) 1 0.4 (0.2-0.9) 0.7 (0.3-1.9)
5-9 (507) 4 Reference Reference
Gender    
Men (875) 2 Reference Reference
Women (869) 2 1.2 (0.6-2.4) 0.6 (0.2-1.5)
Ethnicity    
Indigenous Dutch (1315) 1 Reference Reference
Other Western (85) 1 0.7 (0.1-5.7) 1.5 (0.1-15.7)
Moroccan and Turkish (94) 7 3.7 (1.3-11.0) 1.7 (0.4-8.1)
Antilles and Aruba and Surinam (144) 2 1.0 (0.3-4.1) 1.0 (0.2-6.7)
Other non-Western (106) 5 2.4 (0.8-7.1) 4.2 (1.1-16.5)
Religion    
Reformed Congregations (22) 5 2.1 (0.2-19.8)  
Reformed Bonders (53) 2 1.4 (0.2-13.1)  
Other specific Protestant Church (325) 2 Reference  
Other religionc (679) 3 1.4 (0.5-3.8)  
No religion (665) 1 0.4 (0.1-1.5)  
Degree of urbanization    
Very high (391) 3 Reference Reference
High (738) 1 0.7 (0.3-1.9) 0.8(0.2-3.0)
Moderate (231) 1 0.7 (0.2-2.9) 1.3 (0.2-8.0)
Low (181) 1 1.6 (0.1-19.5) 1.5 (0.1-35.5)
Very low (203) 4 2.3 (0.7-7.4) 4.5 (0.99-20.1)
Region    
Northeast (379) 1 Reference Reference
Central (337) 1 0.7 (0.1-6.6) 0.9 (0.1-12.0)
Northwest (434) 4 2.0 (0.7-5.8) 3.1 (0.6-14.9)
Southwest (302) 2 1.9 (0.5-7.6) 1.0 (0.2-6.7)
Southeast (292) 2 2.0 (0.5-7.6) 5.7 (0.97-33.4)
Educational level d    
Low (77) 8 1.4 (0.4-5.4)  
Moderate (832) 2 1.0 (0.5-2.0)  
High (835) 2 Reference  
Net monthly household income e    
Low (137) 7 3.0 (0.7-11.9)  
Moderate (863) 2 1.5 (0.5-4.6)  
High (405) 1 Reference  
Won't answer/missing answer (339) 2 1.3 (0.4-4.9)  
No. of persons in household    
1-2 (42) 2 1.0 (0.1-8.7)  
3 (451) 1 0.6 (0.2-1.7)  
4 (800) 2 Reference  
> 4 (451) 3 1.3 (0.6-2.7)  
Health status child    
Excellent/very well (1196) 2 Reference  
Well/moderate/poor (548) 3 1.6 (0.8-3.3)  
Anthroposophic/
homeopathic/
other alternative medicine beliefs
   
Yes (83) 13 13.4 (5.9-30.3)  
No (1661) 1 Reference  
Religious belief    
Yes (38) 11 6.8 (2.1-22.4)  
No (1706) 2 Reference  
Other ideas influencing vaccination    
Yes (93) 8 5.7 (2.3-14.1)  
No (1651) 2 Reference  
Maximum no. of injections    
0 (13) 54 110.7 (9.5- > ∞) 27.7 (1.6-486.6)
1 (307) 6 3.6 (0.4-29.1) 1.5 (0.1-16.5)
2 (1376) 1 0.4 (0.1-3.5) 0.2 (0.0-2.7)
> 2 and each number is acceptable (48) 2 Reference Reference
Vaccinations protect health own child    
Strongly agree/agree (1659) 1 Reference Reference
Neutral/disagree/strongly disagree (85) 25 36.7 (16.5-81.4) 9.2 (3.0-27.8)
Vaccinating healthy children is not necessary    
Strongly agree/agree (57) 19 39.4 (14.4-107.5) 6.1 (1.6-23.7)
Neutral (115) 12 17.7 (7.3-42.9) 4.0 (1.2-13.0)
Disagree/strongly disagree (1572) 1 Reference Reference
Doubt safety vaccinations    
Strongly agree/agree (181) 12 15.6 (6.9-35.1) 3.5 (1.1-11.0)
Neutral (423) 1 1.0 (0.3-3.4) 0.4 (0.1-1.8)
Disagree/strongly disagree (1140) 1 Reference Reference
Immune system does not develop well due to vaccination    
Strongly agree/agree (144) 13 15.8 (6.9-36.1)  
Neutral (376) 2 1.7 (0.6-4.7)  
Disagree/strongly disagree (1224) 1 Reference  
Vaccinations protect health of others    
Strongly agree/agree (1275) 2 Reference  
Neutral (369) 2 1.2 (0.5-2.8)  
Disagree/strongly disagree (100) 5 2.5 (0.9-7.1)  
  1. aReference category is the combination of answer categories "surely yes", "yes", and "probably yes"
  2. bCrude odds ratios were adjusted for age, gender, ethnicity, degree of urbanization and region
  3. cOther religion included: Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Catholic and Muslims
  4. dLow educational level included no education and primary education; middle educational level included junior technical school, lower general secondary education and intermediate vocational education; and high educational level included senior/higher secondary education, pre-university education and university
  5. eNet monthly income was categorized as low (less than € 1.150, which is less than € 1.167 by Statistic Netherlands); middle (€ 1.151-€ 3.050, which is € 1.168-€ 2.917 by Statistic Netherlands); high (more than € 3.051, which is more than € 2.918 by Statistic Netherlands); and a won't answer/missing answer category was included. Statistics Netherlands available at www.cbs.nl