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Table 2 Characteristics of vaccinees and their families recorded by type of practice

From: A comparison of populations vaccinated in a public service and in a private hospital setting in the same area

  Public immunisation service (N = 104) Hospital provider (N = 98) Total (N = 202) P-value
Mother's mean age, years (range) 34.7 (19 – 47) 34.7 (24 – 45) 34.7 (19–47) 0.96
Mother from foreign country, n (%) 17 (16.3%) 7 (7.2%) 24 (11.9%) 0.04
Graduated mother, n (%) 59 (56.7%) 40 (41.2%) 99 (49.2%) 0.03
Working mother, n (%) 75 (72.1%) 67 (69.0%) 142 (70.3%) 0.04
Father's mean age, years (range) 37.3 (26 – 52) 37.8 (23 – 63) 37.6 (23–63) 0.48
Father from foreign country, n (%) 13 (12.5%) 5 (5.1%) 18 (8.9%) 0.06
Graduated father, n (%) 47 (45.2%) 37 (37.7%) 84 (41.6%) 0.30
Working father, n (%) 103 (99%) 96 (97.9%) 199 (98.5%) 0.50
Children age, months, mean (range) 9.8 (2–22) 11.8 (2–35) 10.8 (2–35) 0.02
Male children, n (%) 62 (59,6%) 40 (40.8%) 102 (50.5%) 0.008
Firstborn child, n (%) 56 (53.8%) 69 (70.4%) 125 (61.9%) 0.01
No. of households, mean (range) 3.5 (2 – 5) 3.4 (2–6) 3.5 (2–6) 0.50
Children with Previous hospitalisations (%) 15 (14.4%) 23 (23.7%) 38 (18.8%) 0.09
Birthweight, g, mean (range) 3270.0(1500–4400) 3065.0(1180 – 4500) 3170 (1180–4500) 0.01
Breast feeding duration, months, mean (range) 4.21 (0 – 15) 5.3 (0 – 14) 4.7 (0–15) 0.04