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Table 4 Reasons for not having vaccination in all three seasons by age

From: Influenza vaccination coverage rates among adults before and after the 2009 influenza pandemic and the reasons for non-vaccination in Beijing, China: A cross-sectional study

The stated reasons* Age (years) χ2 p value Total
Age<60 Age≥60
  Weighted % (95% CI) Weighted % (95% CI)    Weighted % (95% CI)
I don’t think I am very likely to catch the flu 50.6 (49.6-51.6) 41.6 (39.3-43.9) 38.33 <0.001 49.3 (48.4-50.2)
I have no spare time to get vaccination 19.2 (18.5-20) 13.8 (12.2-15.5) 22.23 <0.001 18.4 (17.7-19.1)
The influenza vaccination is too expensive 15.8 (15–16.5) 13.5 (11.9-15.2) 11 0.001 15.5 (14.8-16.2)
I am afraid of the side-effects 15.2 (14.4-15.9) 17.4 (15.6-19.1) 5.26 0.022 15.5 (14.8-16.2)
I don’t think the vaccine is effective enough 14.9 (14.2-15.6) 15.3 (13.6-16.9) 0.83 0.362 15 (14.4-15.6)
I don’t think influenza is a serious illness 10.4 (9.8-11) 12.1 (11.5-12.7) 5.51 0.019 10.6 (10–11.2)
I have the specific contraindications 6.6 (6.1-7) 10.7 (9.2-12.2) 48.86 <0.001 7.1 (6.6-7.6)
I have never considered it before 4.5 (4.1-4.9) 8.1 (6.8-9.3) 33.23 <0.001 5 (4.6-5.4)
  1. * Respondents were allowed to state more than one reason.
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