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Table 4 Variables associated with self-reported pneumococcal vaccination status in multivariable analysis a, b

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

  Unadjusted OR 95% CI Adjusted OR 95% CI
I have heard about a vaccine that prevents pneumonia     
No Reference    Reference   
Don’t know 8.68  4.25 17.71 3.25  1.06  9.93
Yes 24.71 14.7 41.53 10.14  4.74 21.68
The pneumonia vaccine is the same as the flu vaccine     
Yes Reference    Reference   
Don’t know 0.48  0.24  0.96 1.36  0.45  4.18
No 1.38  0.71  2.68 2.75  0.94  8.01
My doctor/health care provider has offered me the pneumonia vaccine     
No Reference    Reference   
Don’t know 1.48  0.66  3.34 1.37  0.49  3.84
Yes 32.13 20.87 49.45 23.38 13.44 40.69
It is important for healthy adults over the age of 65 to get the pneumonia vaccine     
I don’t know Reference    Reference   
Strongly agree 19.61  9.77 39.37 3.33   1.2   9.2
Somewhat agree 2.56  1.18  5.56 0.88  0.28  2.77
Somewhat/Strong disagree 1.48  0.27  7.98 1.08  0.08 15.55
Education       
University Reference    Reference   
College/Other 1.33  0.92  1.92 0.78  0.41  1.46
Primary/secondary 1.6  1.13  2.25 1.49  0.82  2.72
Frailty    
Very Fit Reference    Reference   
Well 1.22  0.88  1.69 1.59   0.9  2.81
Well, with treated co-morbid disease 1.87  1.24  2.82 1.96  0.94  4.09
Apparently vulnerable 1.3  0.54  3.15 1.77  0.31  9.95
Age       
65- < 70 Reference    Reference   
70- < 80 2.67  1.93  3.69 4.02   2.3  7.03
80 + 2.43  1.56  3.78 3.67  1.66  8.12
  1. aexcludes participants who indicated “I don’t know” to having received the pneumococcal vaccine (n = 75) and with those with missing data for explanatory variables (n = 35).
  2. bCentre is in model to adjust for similarities between participants from the same centre.