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Table 1 Responses to pre-vaccination campaign questionnaire about influenza and influenza vaccine, Kibera and Lwak, 2010

From: Assessing parents’ knowledge and attitudes towards seasonal influenza vaccination of children before and after a seasonal influenza vaccination effectiveness study in low-income urban and rural Kenya, 2010–2011

Description LWAK % KIBERA % TOTAL %
  Number   Number   Number  
Household has children aged 10 years or younger?
   Yes 2,091 100.0 3,540 94.9 5,631 96.7
   No 0 0.0 191 5.1 191 3.3
N 2,091 100.0 3,731 100.0 5,822 100.0
Do you make, or are you involved in making, healthcare decisions for children in this household?
   Yes 2,091 100.0 3,193 85.6 5,284 90.8
   No 0 0 538 14.4 538 9.2
N 2,091 100.0 3,731 100.0 5,822 100.0
Did you know that a free flu vaccine will be offered in your community starting next month?
   Yes 769 36.8 2,954 92.5 3,723 70.5
   No 1,322 63.2 238 7.5 1,560 29.5
   Missing 0 0.0 1 0.0 1 0.0
N 2,091 100.0 3,193 100.0 5,284 100.0
Do you plan to have your child/children get this flu vaccine?
   Yes 1,986 95.0 2,859 89.5 4,845 91.7
   No 65 3.1 180 5.6 245 4.6
   Don’t Know 40 1.9 154 4.8 194 3.7
N 2,091 100.0 3,193 100.0 5,284 100.0
Why will you have your child get flu vaccine? (Multiple response)
   To protect them from flu 1,780 89.6 2219 77.6 3,999 82.5
   To protect them from swine flu 94 4.7 379 13.3 473 9.8
   To protect my family from flu 365 18.4 196 6.9 561 11.6
   The vaccine is free 233 11.7 73 2.6 306 6.3
   I heard that children should get the vaccine. 228 11.5 505 17.7 733 15.1
N 1,986   2,859   4,845  
Where did you get information on the flu vaccine? (Multiple response)
   Doctor/Clinical Officer/Nurse 153 67.1 2 0.4 155 21.1
   Community health worker 19 8.3 436 86.3 455 62.1
   Religious leader 2 0.9 0 0.0 2 0.3
   Friend or neighbor 38 16.7 62 12.3 100 13.6
   Radio 5 2.2 0 0.0 5 0.7
   Posters 1 4.4 48 9.5 58 7.9
   Other 38 16.7 14 2.8 52 7.1
N 228   505   733  
Why will you NOT have your child get flu vaccine? (Multiple response)
   I need more information 48 73.8 18 10.0 66 26.9
   Flu is not a serious health concern 2 3.1 2 1.1 4 1.6
   I worry about adverse effects of flu vaccine 8 12.3 9 5.0 17 6.9
   I worry about adverse effects of vaccines 4 6.2 2 1.1 6 2.4
   I don’t think it gives protection 6 9.2 1 0.6 7 2.9
   The vaccine may give them flu 1 1.5 0 0.0 1 0.4
   There is treatment if my child gets flu 1 1.5 1 0.6 2 0.8
   Other 0 0.0 147 81.7 147 60.0
N 65   180   245