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Table 1 Mistrust of the government’s vaccination recommendations and demographic variables in the working-age population of Japan (N=3,140)

From: Mistrust surrounding vaccination recommendations by the Japanese government: results from a national survey of working-age individuals

  n (%)
Age range (years)
  20-29 630 (20.1)
  30-39 627 (20.0)
  40-49 632 (20.1)
  50-59 626 (19.9)
  60-69 625 (19.9)
Gender
  Male 1,571 (50.0)
  Female 1,569 (50.0)
Most trusted information source on vaccination
  Health care workers 1,385 (44.1)
  Information from the government 285 (9.1)
  Family 267 (8.5)
  Friends 50 (1.6)
  Television 180 (5.7)
  Newspapers 91 (2.9)
  The Internet 78 (2.5)
  Books 30 (1.0)
  Nothing in particular 774 (24.6)
General health status
  Good health 874 (27.8)
  Relatively good health 1,724 (54.9)
  Relatively poor health 424 (13.5)
  Poor health 118 (3.8)
Smoking status
  Never smoked 682 (21.7)
  Ex-Smoker 1,869 (59.5)
  Current smoker 589 (18.8)
Education level
  High school or lower 945 (30.1)
  College or vocational school 792 (25.2)
  University level or higher 1,403 (44.7)
Do you trust the government’s recommendations about vaccination?
  No (Mistrust) 145 (4.6)
  Not very much (Mistrust) 748 (23.8)
  Mostly (Trust) 2,061 (65.6)
  Yes, certainly (Trust) 186 (5.9)