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Table 2 Association of mistrust regarding government vaccination recommendation and the studied variables in Japan (N=3140)

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

  Male Female
Mistrust Trust Mistrust Trust
(n=464) (n=1107) (n=429) (n=1140)
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Most trusted information source on vaccination
  Health care workers 138 (20.8) 527 (79.2) 126 (17.5) 594 (82.5)
  Information from the government 10 (6.2) 152 (93.8) 8 (6.5) 115 (93.5)
  Family 32 (24.4) 99 (75.6) 40 (29.4) 96 (70.6)
  Friends 10 (45.5) 12 (54.5) 10 (35.7) 18 (64.3)
  Television 27 (30.3) 62 (69.7) 15 (16.5) 76 (83.5)
  Newspapers 11 (26.2) 31 (73.8) 15 (30.6) 34 (69.4)
  The Internet 15 (37.5) 25 (62.5) 18 (47.4) 20 (52.6)
  Books 9 (64.3) 5 (35.7) 11 (68.8) 5 (31.2)
  None of the above 212 (52.2) 194 (47.8) 186 (50.5) 182 (49.5)
General health status         
  Good health 100 (25.9) 286 (74.1) 109 (22.3) 379 (77.7)
  Relatively good health 248 (28.3) 627 (71.7) 229 (27.0) 620 (73.0)
  Relatively poor health 91 (38.2) 147 (61.8) 70 (37.6) 116 (62.4)
  Poor health 25 (34.7) 47 (65.3) 21 (45.7) 25 (54.3)
Smoking status         
  Never smoked 212 (29.8) 500 (70.2) 302 (26.1) 855 (73.9)
  Ex-Smoker 117 (27.4) 310 (72.6) 71 (27.8) 184 (72.2)
  Current smoker 135 (31.2) 297 (68.8) 56 (35.7) 101 (64.3)