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Table 5 Reasons for not having vaccination in all three seasons by level of education

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
illiteracy primary school junior high school or above
  % (95% CI) % (95% CI) % (95% CI)   
I don’t think I am very likely to catch the flu 28.7 (23.5-33.9) 39.8 (37–42.6) 50.4 (49.4-51.4) 95.07 <0.001
I have no spare time to get vaccination 15.9 (11.7-20.1) 16.4 (14.3-18.5) 18.6 (17.9-19.4) 4.61 0.1
The influenza vaccination is too expensive 25.3 (20.3-30.3) 22.6 (20.2-25) 14.8 (14.1-15.5) 68.14 <0.001
I am afraid of the side-effects 11.1 (7.5-14.7) 11.4 (9.6-13.2) 15.6 (14.9-16.3) 18.77 <0.001
I don’t think the vaccine is effective enough 11.4 (7.7-15.1) 13.1 (11.2-15) 14.5 (13.8-15.2) 3.74 0.154
I don’t think influenza is a serious illness 8.7 (5.5-12) 10.5 (8.8-12.2) 10.1 (9.5-10.7) 0.908 0.635
I have the specific contraindications 10 (6.5-13.5) 9.5 (7.8-11.2) 7 (6.5-7.5) 13.03 0.001
I have never considered it before 12.5 (8.7-16.3) 9.8 (8.1-11.5) 4.5 (4.1-4.9) 91.48 <0.001
  1. * Respondents were allowed to state more than one reason.