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Table 5 Main reasons expressed by parents for negative answers to vaccination (n = 129).

From: Parental knowledge of paediatric vaccination

Causes n % (95% CI)
Non-specific harm. 30 23.26 (15.58–30.93)
Specific harm: 99 76.74 (69.06–84.42)
   Adverse reactions 23 17.83 (10.84–24.82)
   Causes allergies 23 17.83 (10.84–24.82)
   Risk-benefit ratio 13 10.08 (4.49–15.66)
   Causes the disease vaccinated for 9 6.97 (2.19–11.76)
   Bad practise of health providers 8 6.20 (1.65–10.75)
   Protective attitude to children 7 5.42 (1.13–9.72)
   Risk of causing autism/neurological conditions 7 5.42 (1.13–9.72)
   Alters children's immunologic system 6 4.65 (0.63–8.67)
   Causes disease and death 3 2.32 (0.48–6.64)