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Table 3 Analysis of responders vs. non-responders to questions relating to influenza vaccination in the SARFQ

From: Rates of influenza vaccination in older adults and factors associated with vaccine use: A secondary analysis of the Canadian Study of Health and Aging

Characteristic Value Responders (n = 5007) Value Non-responders (n = 1514) p value
Age mean (SD) 74.9 73.4 <0.0001
Sex    
   Male (%) 76.9 23.1 0.8416
   Female (%) 76.7 23.3  
Education mean (SD) 10.7 10.7 0.8164
Region    
   Atlantic (%) 71.6 28.4  
   Quebec (%) 78.9 21.1 <0.0001
   Ontario (%) 69.4 30.6  
   Prairies (%) 70.1 29.9  
   BC (%) 92.1 7.9  
Current Marital Status    
   Not married (%) 77.1 22.9 0.5742
   Married (%) 76.5 23.5  
Smoker    
   No (%) 78.0 22.0 0.1888
   Yes (%) 76.6 23.4  
Alcohol    
   No (%) 82.4 17.6 <0.0001
   Yes (%) 75.8 24.2  
Self-Rated Health    
   Not Good/Very Poor (%) 82.4 17.6 <0.0001
   Very/Pretty Good (%) 75.8 24.2  
Regular Exercise    
   No (%) 77.8 22.2 0.6263
   Yes(%) 77.3 22.7  
MMMSE mean (sd) 89.6 90.1 0.0071
No. of comorbidities mean (sd) 2.5 2.1 <0.0001
Geography    
   Urban (%) 77.7 22.3 <0.0001
   Rural (%) 70.7 29.3  
  1. SARFQ = Self-Administered Risk Factor Questionnaire in the Canadian Study of Health and Aging