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Table 3 Distribution of responses to knowledge, beliefs and facilitating conditions questions by vaccination status

From: Knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours of older adults about pneumococcal immunization, a Public Health Agency of Canada/Canadian Institutes of Health Research Influenza Research Network (PCIRN) investigation

  Yes No I don't know
  % (n) % (n) % (n)
Knowledge    
I have heard about a vaccine that prevents pneumonia*    
Vaccinated 90 (452) 3.8 (19) 6.2 (31)
Unvaccinated 44.8 (128) 46.5 (133) 8.7 (25)
The pneumonia vaccine is the same as the flu vaccine*    
Vaccinated 5.3 (26) 74.9 (369) 19.9 (98)
Unvaccinated 5.2 (15) 53.9 (154) 40.9 (117)
Normative    
My doctor/health care provider told me about the pneumonia vaccine*    
Vaccinated 79.8 (396) 16.7 (83) 3.4 (17)
Unvaccinated 18.2 (52) 76.6 (219) 5.2 (15)
My doctor/health care provider thinks I should get the pneumonia vaccine*    
Vaccinated 77.8 (381) 7.6 (37) 14.7 (72)
Unvaccinated 14.7 (42) 23.8 (68) 61.5 (176)
My doctor/health care provider has offered me the pneumonia vaccine*    
Vaccinated 80.2 (397) 17.8 (88) 2 (10)
Unvaccinated 11.5 (33) 82.1 (235) 6.3 (18)
Attitudes    
It is important to use vaccines to prevent disease like pneumonia*    
Vaccinated 95.4 (472) 1 (5) 3.6 (18)
Unvaccinated 84.2 (240) 1.4 (4) 14.4 (41)
Facilitating conditions    
I have a regular doctor for primary care    
Vaccinated 98.8 (495) 1.2 (6) NA
Unvaccinated 98.6 (282) 1.4 (4) NA
I have visited my primary health care provider in the last year    
Vaccinated 97.4 (487) 2.6 (13) NA
Unvaccinated 96.1 (274) 3.9 (11) NA
I have been to a hospital, emergency department or walk in clinic in the last year    
Vaccinated 33.7 (92) 66.3 (181) NA
Unvaccinated 38 (192) 62 (313) NA
  1. *Questions where p < 0.05 for Pearson’s chi square test of the null hypothesis that there is no association between vaccination status and categorical response to question.
  2. **Does not include responses from individuals who indicated they “Did not know” their vaccination status (n = 75).