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Table 4 Characteristics of regular vs. first time influenza vaccine users

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

Risk Factor Regularly Vaccinated First Time Vaccinated P value
Age mean years (SD) 75.3 (6.7) 74.1 (6.7) <0.0001
Sex    
   Male (%) 79.5 20.5 0.29
   Female (%) 78.9 22.0  
Education mean years (SD) 11.0 (3.8) 10.8 (3.8) 0.27
Region    
   Atlantic (%) 75.1 24.9 0.0003
   Quebec (%) 83.7 16.3  
   Ontario (%) 81.5 18.5  
   Prairies (%) 78.2 21.8  
   BC (%) 75.5 24.5  
Current Marital Status    
   Not married (%) 79.2 20.8 0.45
   Married (%) 78.1 21.9  
Smoker    
   No (%) 78.3 21.7 0.73
   Yes (%) 78.8 21.2  
Alcohol    
   No (%) 78.4 21.6 0.83
   Yes (%) 78.7 21.3  
Self-Rated Health    
   Not Good/Very Poor (%) 81.7 18.3 0.045
   Very/Pretty Good (%) 77.9 22.1  
Regular Exercise    
   No (%) 80.2 19.8 0.086
   Yes(%) 77.5 22.5  
3MSE mean score (sd) 89.9 (6.4) 89.7 (6.4) 0.48
No. of comorbidities mean (sd) 2.7 (1.7) 2.5 (1.7) 0.0011
Geography    
   Urban (%) 79.3 20.7 0.012
   Rural (%) 73.8 26.2